Shoulder pain can range from mild to severe and may make daily activities like exercising, doing chores at home, or even sleeping difficult. For all types of shoulder pain, see the specialists at Regenerative Medicine Center of Southern California in Camarillo, California. Led by Allan Laird, DC, the integrated medical team offers natural and conservative solutions to shoulder pain so you can avoid taking pain medications or undergoing surgery. Call or click now to book an appointment and get the relief you need.
Common causes of shoulder pain include:
Depending on the severity of your condition, you may experience mild pain with certain activities or severe pain that limits even basic movements, like raising or rotating your arm. Symptoms may be the last indication of a problem before you seek treatment, though the problem may have been developing for some time. The team understands the complexity of shoulder problems and addresses symptoms from every angle to relieve your symptoms and improve the overall health and function of your shoulder.
To diagnose shoulder pain, the Regenerative Medicine Center of Southern California team begins with a consultation to learn about your symptoms, movements that are painful, and if your pain spreads into your neck, back, or arm. During your physical exam, the team measures the range of motion of your shoulder and checks the muscles and nerves in the area for signs of dysfunction or weakness.
Additional orthopedic tests are included in which the team takes you through a series of movements to test the function of your shoulder joint. These tests may be difficult to perform or painful, so let the team know if you become uncomfortable.
In some cases, X-rays or an MRI may be ordered to check for more serious conditions, like muscle tears or severe arthritis. Based on their findings, the team explains your diagnosis and outlines a multi-step approach to get you out of pain and back to your normal level of function.
Depending on the cause of your shoulder pain, the team may recommend a combination or series of therapies to relieve your pain and improve the function of your shoulder. In most cases, the team begins with modalities to relieve pain, including chiropractic care, soft tissue therapy, and range of motion and strengthening exercises. Once you’re feeling better, the team includes exercise therapy and rehab activities to strengthen your shoulder and rebuild stability.
For more complicated cases of shoulder pain arising from joint or muscle damage, the team may also recommend regenerative medicine and mesenchymal stem cell therapy to support the natural healing properties of the body.
To set up a consultation and exam for your shoulder pain, use the online booking tool or call the Regenerative Medicine Center of Southern California.