Shoulder Pain in Midtown NYC?

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Shoulder Pain Specialist

Dr. Edmund Shockey and Dr. Bart Bargiel are board certified chiropractors who specialize in the treatment of shoulder pain. At Empire Sports & Spine, the doctors and their staff serve New York residents living in Midtown, Flatiron, and New York City.

Your shoulder is often overlooked until it becomes a problem due to pain. Many people realize the importance of a healthy shoulder due to its role in everyday activities such as carrying objects, driving, working and so much more. As such, if you are dealing with shoulder pain, it would be wise to opt for excellent chiropractic treatment in Midtown NYC. Your most mobile joint is your shoulder and keeping it in working condition is essential to your quality of life.

Ignoring your shoulder issues has the potential to cause long term nagging conditions. Pinpointing the cause behind your shoulder pain is essential in appropriately treating and recovering from your shoulder condition. The goal of this article is to improve your knowledge of the causes of shoulder pain and learn how the benefits of chiropractic treatment at Empire Sports & Spine can restore your shoulder’s function.

Shoulder Pain Treatment in Midtown NYC

There are numerous sources of shoulder discomfort, however, the most frequent causes of shoulder pain are:

  • Tightening in the neck and upper back area
  • Vertebrae misalignment
  • Arthritis
  • Unusual movements
  • Injuries from sports or car accidents

Compression or injury to your upper back and neck vertebrae will cause damage and irritation to the nerves that lead to your shoulder. Numerous problems can arise from nerve disruption, which can be caused by even a minor vertebrae misalignment. Shoulder pain is often the result of a hidden spinal injury.

Symptoms of Shoulder Injury

Shoulder pain and its limitations to your range of motion can be immediate or progressive due to the various ways shoulder pain can be triggered. Severe issues may arise from even mild shoulder injuries. Precise treatment and a careful evaluation are needed to prevent the progression of an injury in the frequently used shoulder joint. Your shoulder should be assessed immediately if you are experiencing any of these symptoms:

  • Week long shoulder pain
  • Chronic shoulder pain
  • Difficulty raising your arm above your head
  • Pain when lifting objects
  • Heightened pain in shoulder towards nighttime
  • Bruising or swelling specifically to joint area
  • Cracking or clicking sensations when using the joint

Shoulder Pain Q&A

What is a Rotator Cuff?

A rotator cuff is a group of muscles that both support and stabilize the shoulder joint. The teres minor, subscapularis, supraspinatus, and infraspinatus muscles and their tendons make up the rotator cuff. These muscles allow the shoulder joint to move in almost every direction possible without being injured or damaged. The tendons attach firmly to the head of the humerus and help to hold it securely in place as the person moves or performs various activities. The rotator cuff can be damaged due to constant, repetitive motion injuries or injuries that involved the arm being moved into unnatural positions or extended too far past normal boundaries.

How is Shoulder Pain Treated?

Shoulder pain is often treated by immobilizing the shoulder and applying ice. Anti-inflammatory medications and pain relievers may also be used to help relieve the pain and discomfort. Stabilizing the joint to prevent overuse is also important during the recovery period. With many injuries that involve strain to the muscles or the tendons, allowing the joint to rest may be what is needed for the healing to be complete. Injuries that involve tearing of the rotator cuff or the dislocation of the humerus from the shoulder socket may require physical therapy or in severe cases, surgery. Physiotherapy and rehabilitation exercises are also beneficial.

What is the Difference Between Chronic and Acute Pain?

The difference between chronic and acute pain is found in each one's characteristics. Chronic pain is long-term pain that ranges from mild to severe. For a person's pain to be considered chronic, the pain must have been present to some degree for at least six months or longer. Pain that comes and goes is not necessarily considered to be chronic unless it is only the severity that fluctuates. Acute pain is normally felt immediately after an injury occurs. It is intense for a short period of time but will gradually begin to subside as the shock of the injury wears off. Acute normally only lasts for a few hours and will be completely gone long before the injury finally heals.

Chiropractic Care at Empire Sports & Spine for Shoulder Pain

As an alternative to prescriptions and surgeries, chiropractic treatment is a careful and non- invasive way to find lasting results. Specializing in spinal issues and shoulder pain, a Midtown NYC chiropractor is a very good option. Our team at Empire Sports & Spine can assess your shoulder pain with a comprehensive evaluation and cutting-edge imaging strategies. After a precise diagnosis, a specialized treatment process will recommended to assist you in a healthy and speedy recovery.

Call our team at Empire Sports & Spine in Midtown NYC today to find shoulder pain relief that lasts.


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