Shoulder Pain

Shoulder Pain Specialist
Pain in the shoulder may occur because of an injury, a chronic condition, or a combination of the two. Regardless of the cause, untreated shoulder pain impacts patients’ lives considerably. Fortunately, Dr. Michael J. Campo offers a variety of effective treatment options for patients with shoulder pain in Farmingville and Shirley, New York. If you’re struggling with shoulder pain, please call South Shore Chiropractic to make an appointment with Dr. Campo.

Shoulder Pain Q & A

What causes shoulder pain?

You may have shoulder pain if you have a problem in the shoulder joint itself or a problem in a nearby area. If the pain comes from the joint itself, you may notice it gets worse when you move your shoulder or your arm. If the pain is coming from another location, it usually won’t worsen with movement.

Some of the most common problems that cause pain in the shoulder include:

  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Torn cartilage
  • Arthritis
  • Dislocations
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Bursitis
  • Overuse
  • Incorrect use

In some cases, you may have shoulder pain because of more than one of these issues.

How does South Shore Chiropractic determine the cause of shoulder pain?

When you come to South Shore Chiropractic with pain in your shoulder, Dr. Campo or another doctor at the facility begins with a thorough physical exam. Your doctor also may ask questions about your medical history, symptoms, and lifestyle. In some cases, imaging tests may be necessary, as well.

After your doctor understands the cause of your shoulder pain, he is able to recommend the best treatments. Some of the treatments available for patients with shoulder pain include:

  • Ultrasound therapy - Ultrasound therapy reduces pain and inflammation in the shoulder joint and the surrounding area.
  • Chiropractic adjustments - If irritated nerves are contributing to your shoulder pain, chiropractic adjustments can relieve this irritation and promote healing in the joint.
  • Massage therapy - Gentle massage therapy loosens stiff muscles near the shoulder, improving your range of motion and relieving pain.
  • Electrical muscle stimulation - Electrical muscle stimulation may improve muscle function near the shoulder. It also may aid in the relief of pain.

South Shore Chiropractic also works with other professionals, such as physical therapists and orthopedists, to give you the best results possible.

How quickly can patients get relief from shoulder pain?

Every case of shoulder pain is different. In some cases, patients may notice an improvement as soon as they begin treatment. In other cases, the healing process may take longer. Your doctor can tell you how long your recovery is expected to take when you begin treatment.

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