Of all the joints in the body, the shoulder joint is the most mobile. It is that mobility that makes it so vulnerable to injury and wear and tear. If you are suffering from shoulder pain, a visit to Dr. Brian Katz at his practices in East Rockaway, NY, and Manhattan will get you started on the road to a pain-free life. If you have been in an auto accident, you may have whiplash and whiplash can lead to shoulder pain. Make an appointment as soon after your accident as possible.
During your first visit, Dr. Katz will take a medical history, and talk with you about what your expectations are and what issues you are having. Before determining what type of treatment is best for your shoulder pain, he needs to determine the underlying cause. Chiropractic care deals with the entire body and how it all works together. You will be given an exam and, if needed, x-rays will be taken. Together a plan for treatment will be developed.
Therapeutic exercise can be very effective for shoulder pain depending on what the cause is. Different types of exercise can help with different conditions. Your initial exam will allow the doctor to determine which ones will work for you.
Chiropractic massage can be very beneficial in improving circulation and getting rid of toxins. If your shoulder pain is caused by a soft tissue injury, chiropractic massage can help with the healing process. When the muscles and tendons relax, it is good for your body and your shoulder.
Ultrasound therapy can help to relieve inflammation in the shoulder joint. Combined with chiropractic massage, this can be a very good way to get the body to help heal itself and relieve pain.
Once the inflammation has been reduced, your chiropractor may decide that joint manipulation is what is needed. This can help things in your very complex shoulder joint get back into alignment. This will allow for more range of motion and, at the end of the day, less or no shoulder pain.
These are just some treatments for shoulder pain that are available. If you are suffering from shoulder pain, don't wait another minute to call Dr. Katz at either of his offices in East Rockaway, NY, and New York, NY. The numbers are 516-593-8333 in East Rockaway, NY, and 516-509-5825 in New York, NY. You can also email the practice for an appointment.