Shoulder Pain

Shoulder Pain services offered in Houston, TX

If you have shoulder pain and want to avoid pain medicine and surgery, turn to Body Balance Chiropractic & Wellness Center in Houston, Texas. Shawn Taher, DC, offers holistic shoulder pain treatments to ease your discomfort without invasive procedures. Call the office to learn more or schedule an appointment online today.

Shoulder Pain Q&A

What is shoulder pain?

Shoulder pain is an uncomfortable feeling in the joints that connect your torso to your upper arms. Your shoulder joint consists of muscles, bones, ligaments, tendons, and other soft tissues. Getting treated for the cause of shoulder pain helps prevent worsening problems. 

See the Body Balance Chiropractic & Wellness Center experts if you have severe or ongoing shoulder discomfort.

What does shoulder pain feel like?

Shoulder pain or its underlying cause may make it difficult to lift your arm above your head or it may limit your range of motion. Other symptoms include:

  • Muscle soreness
  • Dull aching
  • Stiffness
  • Swelling
  • Tingling
  • Bruising
  • Redness
  • Warmth
  • Stabbing pain
  • Numbness
  • Burning pain
  • Weakness
  • Muscle tightness or spasms

The pain could be mild and disappear on its own over time or it may feel crippling. Body Balance Chiropractic & Wellness Center offers an array of all-natural shoulder pain treatments.

What are the risk factors for shoulder pain?

Shoulder pain could develop because of one or more of the following conditions:

  • Tendonitis
  • Tendon ruptures
  • Torn cartilage
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Sprains
  • Joint inflammation
  • Shoulder dislocation
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Fractures
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Impingement

Work-related injuries, car accidents, sports injury, falls, and heavy lifting are common causes of shoulder injuries and discomfort.

How does my doctor diagnose the cause of shoulder pain?

At Body Balance Chiropractic & Wellness Center, Dr. Taher discusses your symptoms and medical history with you. He examines your shoulder joint and may recommend X-rays, blood tests, an MRI, a CT scan, or another imaging procedure to develop the most effective treatment.

How is shoulder pain treated?

Your customized shoulder pain treatment plan could include:

Home remedies

Resting your shoulder, wearing a sling, and using ice or heat packs can reduce shoulder pain while the affected joint heals.

Progressive rehabilitation 

Rehabilitation at Body Balance Chiropractic & Wellness Center uses chiropractic adjustments, stretching, massage, and injury-specific exercises to speed up healing after a shoulder injury.

Chiropractic adjustments

Dr. Taher offers manual manipulation techniques to enhance healing, improve blood flow, correct musculoskeletal alignment, and alleviate shoulder pain naturally.

Massage therapy

Your massage therapist places pressure on tight, painful, or damaged tissues to ease discomfort and stimulate natural healing.

Electrical muscle stimulation

Electrical muscle stimulation uses low-volt electrical energy to stimulate your body’s healing powers and reduce shoulder pain caused by injuries. 

Laser therapy

Laser therapy uses low-level light energy to stimulate natural healing of an injury and reduce swelling without pain, surgery, or downtime. 

Frequency therapy

Body Balance Chiropractic & Wellness Center uses an Auto*Wave 695 device to transfer acoustic pulse energy into painful tissues to relieve shoulder pain naturally.

To learn more about shoulder pain treatments and determine which are best for you, call the Body Balance Chiropractic & Wellness Center office or use the online scheduler today.