Shoulder Pain Treatment
When your shoulder hurts, it can really get in the way of your daily life. Luckily, at the office of Dr. Brian Dower, Chiropractor, we can help you diagnose and treat your pain so that you can get back to the things you love.
Common Causes of Shoulder Pain
Shoulder pain can be caused by all sorts of things, including acute injury and overuse injuries. Sometimes people who carry a lot of weight on their shoulders may have issues related to this. Other times, conditions like arthritis are responsible. A trained professional like your downtown Toronto chiropractor, Dr. Brian Dower, can help you understand what happened to make your shoulder painful. When you know what caused your pain, you can work to eliminate the problem at the source.
Typical Symptoms and Common Conditions
Rotator cuff injuries are among the most common type of shoulder injuries. They can manifest in a number of ways, including pain and stiffness. Some rotator cuff injuries are caused by inflammation, but others are caused by tears. Treatment may differ depending on the type of your injury, so it is important to consult a professional about how to proceed.
Frozen shoulder is the name for a condition where the shoulder "freezes" up. It is caused by adhesions growing in the shoulder joint and reducing the range of motion as well as causing pain. Adhesions are tough bands of scar-like tissue. Treatment for frozen shoulder usually involves guided exercises to help break up the adhesions and restore full range of motion.
How Shoulder Pain is Diagnosed
Because shoulder pain comes in so many different forms, it is important to have a doctor diagnose your condition. A diagnosis is made mostly based on a combination of your history and your physical exam. Tests such as x-rays and MRIs may be done in order to visualize the problem better.
How Your Downtown Toronto Chiropractor Can Help
When you choose us as your downtown Toronto chiropractor and book an appointment, Dr. Brian Dower will talk to you about the type of pain you are experiencing, when it began, and other relevant pieces of your medical history. Then he will perform a hands-on exam to see what your range of motion is and what else he can determine about your condition. If you need more tests, he will advise you about this.
After you have received a diagnosis, you will work with Dr. Brian Dower to make a treatment plan. This may involve chiropractic adjustments, acupuncture, massage, changes in the way you move during certain activities, and/or resting your shoulder. Our wellness consultations complement our hands-on treatments by helping you take care of yourself before and after you see us.
Come See Dr. Brian Dower at the Downtown Toronto Wellness Centre Today
We want to help you get back to your normal life as quickly as possible. Our treatments are based on making you well again rather than covering up symptoms, and they are safer than surgery. For an appointment or to ask any questions, you might have, call us today at (416) 920-7275.