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.
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Focus on the shoulder
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
"Louisa and the Bristol Back Pain Clinic have honestly changed my life. I have suffered with headaches and very tight shoulders for nearly 8 years and not only has Louisa helped enormously with the pain, she has (through genuine care) reassured and validated how I feel - something that I have become unaccustomed to when going to other clinics. I’ve gone from experiencing headaches almost daily to once a month, if that, I sleep better, I am pain free most days and I feel like myself again. I cannot recommend the Bristol Back Clinic enough and am looking forward to continuing with them, I only wish I’d invested in myself sooner."
"I had 6 treatments for a long standing neck and shoulder problem and am pain free for the first time in about 3 years. I highly recommend Bristol Back Pain Clinic."
"Harry, Melita and the team at Bristol Back Pain Clinic have helped me tremendously with a neck/shoulder injury. I have had a number of sessions with Harry, and have found his advice and expertise really beneficial. Harry takes the time to explain exactly what is causing pain, and how it can be remedied. I would recommend Bristol Back Pain Clinic to anyone suffering with pain (and absolutely does not need to be a back injury)."
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Shoulder and arm pain case study 1
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