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Is it Time to See a Doctor About Your Shoulder Pain?

By Dr. Brian Kessler |


Shoulder Pain.jpgDo not delay seeking medical treatment for your persistent and worsening shoulder pain. When your shoulder pain is escalating and new symptoms are emerging, you should immediately seek out a Multidisciplinary Therapeutic Treatment Approach for help. The Doctors of Chiropractic and Physical Therapy at Spine and Sports Medicine will accurately diagnose and cost-effectively treat your shoulder pain.

Worsening Shoulder Pain Symptoms

  • Increased pain
  • Weakness
  • Numbness
  • Coolness

Diagnosing Root Cause of Shoulder Pain

The Multidisciplinary Therapeutic Team at Spine and Sports Medicine will complete accurately diagnose the root cause of your shoulder pain.

  • Patient history
  • Physical examination
  • Diagnostic testing

The diagnosis of your shoulder pain will be determined by:

  • Location of pain
  • Collateral symptoms
  • X-Ray
  • ECG
  • CT scan
  • MRI

Type of Shoulder Pain

Articulation of the character of your shoulder pain is important in determining its cause.

  • Sharp pain
  • Dull pain
  • Burning
  • Cramping
  • Stabbing pain
  • Loss of range of motion
  • Weakness
  • Stiff neck
  • Headache

Causes of Shoulder Pain

The shoulder has a wide range of motion and is the most moveable joint in the body. Overuse or repetitive motion injuries occur to the shoulder when one repeats the same activity or overdoes an act.

Repeated activity by the arm stresses joints and tissues in the shoulder and causes pain and swelling.

Most shoulder pain is due to:

  • Swelling
  • Inflammation
  • Tearing of soft tissue

Components holding the bones of the shoulder joint in place take on wear and tear with overuse.

  • Muscles
  • Tendons
  • Ligaments
  • Nerves
  • Joints

Shoulder Conditions

  • Shoulder dislocation
  • Shoulder separation
  • Shoulder fracture
  • Frozen shoulder syndrome

Gold Standard Pain Management for Shoulder Pain

Cutting edge modalities and techniques offered at Spine and Sport Medicine.

  • Manual – hands on – Therapy
  • Therapeutic Exercises
  • High Tech Exercises
  • High Tough Exercises
  • Weight Resistance Exercises
  • Postural Corrections
  • Tailored Home Exercise Program

First Class Pain Management

Benchmark pain management treatment methods offered at Spine and Sports Medicine.

  • Moist Heat Application
  • Ice Application
  • Phonophoresis
  • Iotophoresis
  • Cryotherapy
  • Medical Massage
  • Acupuncture

Out-of-Network Insurance Benefits

At Spine and Sports Medicine, there is no requirement for you to obtain an outside primary physician referral to have the cost of shoulder pain management covered by your medical insurance policy. Most PPOs have out-of-network benefits allowing insurance coverage for doctor’s not listed in your insurer’s directory. The insurance experts at Spine and Sports Medicine will help you to determine your coverage and assist in processing your claims.

Patient-Focused Pain Management

Spine and Sports Medicine is a patient-focused pain management center providing state-of-the-art modalities and techniques in one convenient Midtown Manhattan location. Our cutting edge facility invites patients into a first class, spa-like environment with warm and inviting décor.

Guide to Pain Relief

Please click the icon below to download Dr. Brian Kessler’s complimentary eBook – Guide to Pain Relief – or call 212.986.3888 to schedule a consultation.

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