The Clinic Houston Chiropractic
Michael Shiha, DC
Chiropractor & Upper Cervical Specialist located in Katy, TX
You probably don’t think about your shoulders very often. In fact, you may not realize how much you depend on the vast range of motion in your shoulders until you have shoulder pain and can’t dry your hair, swing a golf club, or reach for your phone. Michael Shiha, DC and his team at The Clinic Houston Chiropractic in Katy, Texas, offers expert diagnosis and customized treatment plans to relieve shoulder pain. Call the practice today or make an appointment online.
Shoulder Pain Q & A
What causes shoulder pain?
Your shoulder is a complex joint with an exceptional range of motion. With so many moving parts, if any single bone, tendon, or piece of cushioning tissue is damaged, you may experience excruciating pain and a significantly reduced range of motion.
While the most common cause of shoulder pain is a rotator cuff tear, a variety of injuries and conditions may cause your pain, including:
- Bone spurs
- Dislocation and instability
- A compressed nerve in your neck or shoulder
- Muscle strains
- Repetitive use injuries
You may sustain an injury and know exactly when and how you injured your shoulder, or your pain may develop over time, eventually reaching the point where it interferes with your life.
If you have shoulder pain that affects your range of motion and interferes with your day-to-day life, contact Dr. Shiha for expert diagnosis and treatment today.
How is the cause of shoulder pain diagnosed?
Dr. Shiha provides comprehensive consultations, including physical exams, and diagnostic imaging to identify the condition or injury causing your pain.
During your consultation, he asks about your pain and other symptoms as well as your health and lifestyle. He asks how you injured your shoulder, how long you’ve been in pain, and if you’ve tried any at-home treatments.
Dr. Shiha feels your shoulders and may gently move your arm to gauge how your pain is limiting your mobility. In some cases, he may order X-rays or an MRI to gather more information about the condition of your shoulder.
How is shoulder pain treated?
You can count on customized treatment plans that incorporate a multidisciplinary approach to shoulder pain. Depending on your specific condition, your shoulder pain treatment may include:
- Physical therapy
- Chiropractic care
- NUCCA (National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association) technique
Additionally, Dr. Shiha may recommend at-home care, such as ice packs and heating pads to relieve inflammation and muscle tension. He may also recommend a spinal and postural screening to ensure that your posture doesn’t contribute to your shoulder pain.
If you’re living with shoulder pain, call Michael Shiha, DC, or schedule a consultation online today for personalized care to alleviate your pain.