When pain or instability affect your shoulder, it can make it difficult to perform your everyday activities. From pulling or pushing a door, to throwing a ball, to opening a cabinet, shoulder pain can take a serious toll on your life. At BodyPro Chiropractic & Sports Medicine, our experienced team is here to help you find the root cause of your shoulder pain and come up with a highly effective treatment plan that will allow you to get back to your normal life, pain-free. We understand that every patient is different, therefore, no two cases or treatment plans are alike. Our team will perform a comprehensive assessment to determine the cause of your shoulder pain, and come up with a customized treatment plan to ensure long-lasting pain relief and mobility.
If you suffer from shoulder pain, it is important that you seek help from a shoulder pain specialist in Los Angeles, such as Dr. Arash Noor. Dr. Noor is a highly experienced chiropractic and sports medicine specialist who can provide you with the care that you need and deserve. To learn more about how we can help relieve you of your pain and improve your mobility, contact us today to schedule a consultation!
What Causes Shoulder Pain?
It’s often referred to as “the shoulder joint,” but your shoulder is actually made up of several joints combined with tendons, ligaments, and muscles. A variety of injuries and conditions can impact your shoulder joint, including:
Most of the problems that cause shoulder pain fit into these 4 categories:
- Inflamed or torn tendons
- Broken bones
Can Shoulder Pain Originate in the Neck?
Although shoulder pain is most commonly caused by an injury to the shoulder or a condition that directly affects it, it’s possible for shoulder pain to begin with a problem in your neck. You have 8 nerves that begin in your cervical spine and run down into your shoulders. If a neck injury or other problem causes any of these nerves to become compressed or irritated, it can cause pain that radiates down into your shoulder and possibly down into your arm or hand. The pain itself may be:
- Mild or severe
- Constant or sporadic
- Accompanied by a tingling sensation
When Should I See a Doctor?
It may seem obvious, but if you injure your shoulder and you experience intense pain, notice sudden swelling, or can’t move your arm away from your body, you should seek medical care as soon as possible. If your shoulder pain is accompanied by tightness in your chest and difficulty breathing, you should seek immediate medical attention: Together, these symptoms may be a sign that you’re having a heart attack.
When your pain is less severe but persists for days — especially if your shoulder looks swollen or red — it’s a good idea to see your primary care physician or make an appointment with Dr. Noor. He will assess your problem by asking detailed questions about the location and nature of your pain, and try to uncover its root cause before designing an effective treatment plan.
To schedule an appointment with our team at BodyPro Chiropractic & Sports Medicine, feel free to contact us today!
Schedule an Appointment With a Shoulder Pain Specialist in Los Angeles
Shoulder pain is certainly no joke. It can cause negative effects on your overall functionality and quality of life. For certain injuries, shoulder pain can worsen if left untreated. Therefore, it’s important to never ignore your pain. Shoulder pain is quite common and can be the result of a number of injuries, repetitive motions, and chronic illnesses.
It is important to accurately get to the root cause of your condition, so we can successfully treat your injury. At BodyPro Chiropractic & Sports Medicine, our highly skilled team is here to provide you with the care that you need to ensure you are able to get back to where you need to be. To schedule an appointment with a reputable Los Angeles shoulder pain specialist, contact us today!