At the Bristol Back Pain Clinic, our chiropractors and osteopaths are experts in assessing, diagnosing and treating musculoskeletal conditions (problems with the joints, ligaments, tendons and nerves of the body) including shoulder and arm pain.
The shoulder joint is made up of several different components including bones (humerus, scapula and clavicle or collar bone), muscles (including the rotator cuff muscles), ligaments, tendons and nerves. It also features 4 joints within it. Of all the joints in the body it has the greatest degree of motion which can make it vulnerable.
Types of shoulder pain
Common shoulder problems we see in the clinic include frozen shoulder, shoulder impingement and rotator cuff tears. Shoulder pain can also be referred pain from your neck. Referred neck pain can be felt over the shoulder blade or in the upper outer arm. If the pain in your shoulder comes with a tingling sensation, it is more likely to be caused by a problem in the neck.
Treatment for shoulder pain
Harry Kauntze, chiropractor at The Bristol Back Pain Clinic explains how treatment can help with shoulder pain: "Identifying the cause of pain and giving our patients a clear understanding of the problem and how we can treat it are the first steps to recovery. As shoulder pain isn’t always directly caused by a problem in the shoulder joint, an accurate diagnosis is key to recovery. Once we have established what the problem is, we are able to use a range of effective treatments for shoulder pain to provide improvement. These include acupuncture, joint mobilisations or adjustments, stretching and massage techniques, nutritional advice, relaxation techniques, home stretches and exercises. If required we can also order MRI and Xrays to assist diagnosis."
What our patients say
"I had 6 treatments for a long standing neck and shoulder problem and am pain free for the first time in about 3 years. Siân took a detailed history and explained my problem clearly, showing excellent knowledge of anatomy and physiology. She was friendly, kind and professional and I highly recommend Bristol Back Pain Clinic."
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