Shoulder Pain Specialist

180 Health Medical & Wellness Center

Alternative Medicine & Functional Medicine Specialist located in Springfield, MO

Your shoulder is a highly complex joint with the greatest range of motion in your body, which means it’s prone to a plethora of problems that cause pain. The team at 180 Health Medical & Wellness Center offers an array of integrative treatments for shoulder pain at their clinic in Springfield, Missouri. For natural relief of shoulder pain, call or book an appointment online today.

Shoulder Pain

What is shoulder pain?

Your shoulder is an intricate assembly of several joints attached by a group of tendons and muscles. The shoulder provides your arm with a broad range of motion. But this extensive flexibility also leaves the shoulder prone to many different problems that cause pain. 

Sometimes, shoulder pain results from an acute injury, like a fall on your arm or car accident. More often, shoulder pain develops slowly as a result of degenerative damage over time. 

What causes shoulder pain?

The team at 180 Health Medical & Wellness Center treats a variety of injuries and conditions that cause shoulder pain, such as:

  • Arthritis of the shoulder
  • Rotator cuff tears or tendinitis
  • Cartilage tears
  • Bursitis
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Shoulder impingement
  • Dislocated shoulder
  • Bone spurs
  • Spine injuries
  • Pinched nerves

If a disc in your spine bulges out and presses on a nearby nerve, it may cause pain that radiates into your shoulder and arm.

What are the symptoms of shoulder pain?

Signs and symptoms of shoulder pain vary based on the underlying problem. Depending on the cause, shoulder pain symptoms may include:

  • A dull ache that’s present both at rest and with activity
  • Pain when you lift your arm over your head
  • Sharp, burning pain
  • Pain that worsens at night when sleeping on the affected arm
  • Stiffness or weakness in the arm
  • Numbness or tingling that radiates from the upper back into the arm

You may also hear a popping, crunching, or clicking sound when you move your shoulder in certain directions. 

How is shoulder pain diagnosed?

First, your 180 Health Medical & Wellness Center provider reviews your medical history and asks you to describe your shoulder pain. They examine your shoulder, upper back, and arm to check for signs of injury, such as restricted movement, tenderness, and swelling. Your provider may also take imaging tests, like an X-ray or ultrasound. 

How is shoulder pain treated?

After they diagnose the cause of your shoulder pain, the team at 180 Health Medical & Wellness Center develops an individualized treatment plan. They take a functional approach to pain relief and focus on addressing the underlying issue. 

Depending on your condition, shoulder pain treatment may include:

  • Massage therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Chiropractic care

If you continue to suffer from shoulder pain, your provider may recommend therapies, such as platelet-rich plasma (PRP) andr egenerative medicine injections. 

For natural relief from shoulder pain, call 180 Health Medical & Wellness Center or book an appointment online today. 

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