Shoulder Pain

Shoulder Pain

Shoulder Pain services offered in Columbia, MD

As many as one-quarter of adults have shoulder pain today. If you struggle with shoulder pain but don’t want to resort to harmful medications or surgery, Dabbs Rehab Center of MD has the solution for you. A group of multidisciplinary experts offers chiropractic care, physical therapy, naturopathic care, and functional medicine to treat the root cause of your shoulder pain and return you to an active life. Call the Columbia, Maryland, office or use the online scheduler to make your appointment today. 

Shoulder Pain Q & A

What causes shoulder pain?

Sports injuries, age-related joint issues, and falls are some of the most common causes of shoulder pain. Specific causes include:

  • Osteoarthritis

  • Rheumatoid arthritis

  • Rotator cuff tears 

  • Biceps tendinitis

  • Shoulder instability

  • Cartilage tears

  • Bursitis

  • Frozen shoulder

Shoulder pain varies from minor discomfort to disabling pain. 

If you have shoulder pain and continue using your arm normally, you have a high risk of causing additional damage. For example, if you have a severe rotator cuff tear, the ball part of your upper arm bone may shift upwards and rub the shoulder blade, leading to bone damage and arthritis.

How is shoulder pain diagnosed?

Dabbs Rehab Center of MD has full diagnostic equipment in their Columbia office. You’ll have a physical exam, symptom review, and diagnostic testing in the office to nail down the reason for your pain. Specialized testing like nerve conduction velocity testing, which detects nerve damage, is also available in the office. 

How is shoulder pain treated?

Dabbs Rehab Center of MD offers a suite of natural treatments to stop shoulder pain where it starts. Generally, most people with shoulder pain get excellent results with a combination of physical therapy and chiropractic care. 

Physical therapy 

Physical therapy includes pain-easing treatments like hot and cold therapy, massage, and electrical stimulation. Special exercises improve your shoulder flexibility and strengthen the muscles around the joint.

Chiropractic care 

Chiropractic care includes spinal adjustments and joint manipulation. It restores the delicate joint, tendon, and muscle balance in your shoulder, alleviating imbalances, inflammation, and other causes of pain. Chiropractic approaches include both hands-on techniques and soft tissue manipulation using special instruments. 

You may also need other types of care based on the root cause of your pain. For example, patients with neuropathy-related shoulder pain need help to address the root cause of their nerve damage (often diabetes). Naturopathic medicine and functional medicine can return patients to good health using a vegan diet, supplements, and other natural approaches. 

Many patients have remarkable results with a combination of all of these approaches. Dabbs Rehab Center of MD can tailor your treatment plan to guide you back to effortless and painless shoulder movement. 

If you’re looking to avoid rotator cuff surgery or shoulder replacement and just want to function normally again, Dabbs Rehab Center of MD is here for you. Call the office or book your consultation through the online scheduling feature today.