Shoulder pain is not unusual, but it is often debilitating. It can make everyday tasks feel unbearable. If you suffer from shoulder discomfort and desire holistic treatments, Kevin Shaevitz, DC, and his physical medicine team offer platelet-rich plasma (PRP), stem cells, injections, massage therapy, chiropractic adjustments, and other simple solutions to relieve shoulder pain at Superior Physical Medicine in Yorba Linda, California. If you live in Orange County or the Anaheim Hills area, schedule an appointment by calling the office or using the online booking tool today.
What is shoulder pain?
Shoulder pain is a feeling of discomfort at your shoulder joint, a ball-and-socket joint located between the humerus in your arm and your scapula—the joint consists of muscles, tendons, ligaments, and bones. Shoulder pain might result from an injury, age-related wear and tear, or a disease. Simple treatments at Superior Physical Medicine can offer you relief.
What are the symptoms of shoulder pain?
Signs and symptoms of a shoulder injury include:
- Inability to raise your arm
- Shooting or stabbing pain
- Dull, aching pain
- Numbness or tingling
- Decreased range of motion
- Stiffness and swelling
- Bruising, redness, or warmth
If shoulder pain is severe or doesn’t go away on its own, see the team at Superior Physical Medicine for an evaluation.
What causes shoulder pain?
The cause of shoulder pain isn’t always evident right away. It can result from arthritis, tendinitis, a car accident or sports injury, bursitis, tendon tears, impingement, instability, or a fracture.
To find out what’s causing shoulder discomfort, experts at Superior Physical Medicine, discuss your medical history, and symptoms. They complete a physical exam and use blood tests, X-rays, MRIs, other imaging procedures, or additional diagnostic tests to determine the root cause of your pain.
How is shoulder pain treated?
To reduce shoulder pain and treat its cause, your provider might recommend one or more of the following solutions:
An onsite physical therapist at Superior Physical Medicine helps you strengthen and stretch tissues in your shoulder joint to reduce pain and prevent re-injury.
PRP and stem cell injections
Regenerative medicine can repair tissues naturally by stimulating your body’s innate healing response. PRP uses platelets from plasma in your blood. Stem cells, sourced from other parts of your body or donated tissues from a lab, regenerate into healthy tissues within your shoulder.
Hyaluronic acid and trigger point injections help reduce shoulder discomfort without surgery, pain, or downtime.
Superior Physical Medicine offers chiropractic adjustments to relieve shoulder, neck, head, or back pain in your body using a series of manual manipulation techniques.
Massage is another holistic shoulder pain treatment in which your massage therapist places manual pressure on deep tissue layers to stimulate healing.
Naturopathic treatments for shoulder pain include homeopathic supplements, dietary counseling, CBD, and other nature-based modalities.
Experts at Superior Physical Medicine can refer you to orthopedic specialists in the case of a severe shoulder injury that requires surgery to fully repair joint structure or function.
Don’t live with long-lasting or severe shoulder pain when you don’t have to. Book an appointment with Superior Physical Medicine by phone or schedule an appointment online today.