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Shoulder Pain

Shoulder pain stems from damage to the shoulder muscles, ligaments, tendons, or bones. These are responsible for your range of motion and, if impacted, can make movement extremely difficult.The team at Pivotal Health and Wellness is trained to help you manage chronic and acute shoulder pain through comprehensive care.

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There are many different causes of shoulder pain. The most common are tendon injury, arthritis, and referred pain.


Tendon injury

Tendons are tissues that connect bones to your muscles. A damaged tendon can cause severe pain. You can damage your tendons by:


  • Overuse

  • Slow wearing down (Tendonitis)

  • Tendon tears, which result from a sudden injury that rips the tissue


Osteoarthritis is a degenerative condition that can cause debilitating shoulder pain as a result of organic wear and tear in the joint tissue. You can also develop osteoarthritis by overusing your shoulder tissue in sports or other physical activities, or as the result of an injury.


Referred pain

Referred pain relates to pain that originates in other parts of your body and travels to your shoulder. Referred pain can come from any of the following:


  • Herniated disc

  • Degenerative disc disease in the neck or upper spine

  • Spinal stenosis

Referred pain is ongoing and stable. Arthritis and tendon injuries can worsen over time and with continued motion.


The team at Pivotal Health and Wellness provides the most cutting-edge treatments to successfully eliminate and prevent shoulder pain. The team focuses on rebuilding the muscles and tendons in the shoulder and decreasing inflammation through a variety of non- or minimally invasive procedures. These include:


  • Manipulation, or moving the shoulder

  • Physical therapy

  • Chiropractic

  • Laser

The team incorporates a variety of modalities, if necessary, for rotator cuff tears for those not significant enough to require surgery. This enables you to avoid joint replacement surgery through a minimally invasive and effective procedure.


If you’re experiencing shoulder pain or reduced range of motion, call Pivotal Health and Wellness or schedule an appointment online today.

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