Shoulder Pain Specialist

Interactive Family Clinic

Chiropractic Clinic & Family and Wellness Doctor located in Richardson, TX

Shoulder pain is a common complaint, as your shoulder is a complex joint that's susceptible to injury. If you experience discomfort at or near your shoulder joint and desire relief, chiropractor Sam Aljamal, DC, and his experienced team offer holistic solutions at Interactive Family Clinic in Richardson, Texas. They use chiropractic adjustments, massage, physical therapy, cryotherapy, and other natural treatments to restore joint function and relieve pain. Request an appointment over the phone or online to learn more about your treatment options.

Shoulder Pain Q & A

What is shoulder pain?

Your shoulder joint is made up of numerous muscles, bones, tendons, and ligaments that join together. Shoulder pain can result from an injury or joint wear and tear associated with aging. Whatever the cause, your Interactive Family Clinic specialist offers natural solutions for shoulder pain relief.


What are the symptoms of shoulder pain?

The following signs and symptoms may indicate pain associated with a shoulder injury:

  • Shoulder stiffness
  • Pain when lifting your arm
  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Discomfort
  • Tenderness
  • Popping sounds
  • Reduced range of motion
  • Instability
  • Weakness


Shoulder pain may subside on its own over time or linger. If shoulder pain doesn’t go away in a few days or is severe, seek treatment from the professionals at Interactive Family Clinic.


What causes shoulder pain?

Shoulder pain might result from arthritis, wear and tear associated with aging, inflammation, fractures, tendinitis, or bursitis. You may also experience shoulder pain after a dislocation, tendon tear, shoulder impingement, or another injury. Sports, work, and automobile injuries are common causes of shoulder pain. 


How is shoulder pain diagnosed?

Your Interactive Family Clinic specialist examines your shoulder and reviews your medical history and symptoms to diagnose the cause of shoulder pain. They may use X-rays, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT) scans, or nerve function tests to determine the most appropriate treatment. 


What is the treatment for shoulder pain?

Your personalized shoulder pain treatment plan depends on the type of injury you have and its severity. Your chiropractor may recommend one or more of the following:

Chiropractic adjustments

Realigning your spine using chiropractic adjustments helps alleviate pain throughout your entire body, including your shoulder joint.

Physical therapy

Physical therapy helps strengthen tissues within and surrounding your shoulder joint. Your doctor recommends stretches and strengthening exercises to reduce pain and stimulate healing naturally. 

Joint injections

Injecting your shoulder joint with steroids, platelet-rich plasma, or hyaluronic acid is a holistic way to ease pain without surgery or downtime.

Massage

Massaging muscles and other tissues near your shoulder can accelerate healing, relieve muscle tension, and alleviate nerve pressure for shoulder pain relief.

Cryotherapy

Cryotherapy uses cold technology to reduce inflammation, accelerate healing, and relieve shoulder pain without medications or surgery. 

Other natural treatments

To optimize shoulder pain treatment results, your doctor may also utilize innovative cold laser therapy, ultrasound, or electrical stimulation to stimulate your body’s natural healing response.

Don’t let shoulder pain prevent you from participating in activities you love. Schedule an appointment with Integrative Family Clinic over the phone or request one online to get started on your treatment for shoulder pain today.