Chronic Shoulder Pain Treatment in Myrtle Beach
Chronic shoulder pain is an issue we see often here with shoulder pain in Myrtle Beach. Today, we are going to talk about why shoulder pain occurs, what we can do about it, how you can feel better.
Why does chronic shoulder pain occur?
People who are very active, have physical jobs, and even aging, all has to do with the cause of shoulder pain. The shoulder is a very complex joint, and there are many different factors that can contribute to the pain. Let’s go over them: rotator cuff problems, arthritis, bursitis (fluid filled sac underneath the rotator cuff that gets inflamed), and imbalance of the supporting muscle ligature (the chest, back, trapezius muscles, deltoids and neck). Imbalance is often times a forgotten cause, but when you hold lots of tension in the shoulders, it causes all of the surrounding areas to change and tighten.
What we can do about it
The first and foremost step here and shoulder pain in Myrtle Beach is to figure out what the problem is. It could be any of the listed problems above. The best way to figure out what the cause is is getting an MRI. This will help your doctor of chiropractic take a precise look at all of the soft tissue, possible adhesive buildup, inflammation of the bursa, or micro tears in the rotator cuff. The shoulder gets compressed so much, which we often seem to forget about. This is a very common occurrence and can be dealt with through different treatments made right for you and your pain.
How you can feel better
An inside tip here from shoulder pain tips Myrtle Beach is to hang on a pull up bar. This stretches the rotator cuff as well as giving your back a good stretch. We can also give you individualized shoulder stretches to loosen up the muscles. Icing the area and taking Advil or ibuprofen is a great way to help manage the pain yourself as well. If something abnormal shows up in the MRI for your shoulder pain we at Myrtle Beach will send you to an MD, most likely an orthopedic to confirm if you will need a surgical procedure or not. Sometimes if surgery is not required, the orthopedic can put a shot in the shoulders to make the inflammation go down. This makes it easier to do chiropractic care and physical therapy.
Manipulation under anesthesia is another option. This is a great option for those who are not eligible for surgery, but still have some micro tears that need to be taken care of. This has a great success rate of fixing shoulder pain. You are put under anesthesia for about 20 minutes where a very aggressive soft tissue manipulation is done to break up scar tissue, rebalance the shoulder girdle, and restore function.
Make sure to come see us today at shoulder pain tips Myrtle Beach if you are having pain that will not go away. We are walk in friendly, but if you want to contact us, call us 843 804 8100 or shoot us a message on Facebook.