Shoulder Pain Specialist

Washington Integrative Health

Chiropractors & Integrative Medicine located in Washington, DC

You don’t have to live with shoulder pain and stiffness; there are safe and effective treatments that can reduce your symptoms and restore your range of motion. At Washington Integrative Health in Washington, D.C., Rashida Cohen, DC, and her compassionate team bring a whole-body approach to treating shoulder pain. To see how they can reduce your pain today, call Washington Integrative Health or schedule an appointment online.

Shoulder Pain Q & A

What causes shoulder pain?

The shoulder joint is built for mobility. This extensive range of motion leaves it vulnerable to injury and instability. Common causes of shoulder pain include:

  • Tendinitis
  • Joint inflammation
  • Torn rotator cuff
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Strains or sprains
  • Dislocation
  • Degenerative conditions like osteoarthritis

You can also experience referred pain in your shoulder due to spinal issues, like compressed nerves, especially in your neck.

Receiving early diagnosis and treatment at Washington Integrative Health for shoulder pain increases your chances of finding long-term relief from your symptoms.

What are the symptoms of shoulder problems?

Shoulder problems can cause a variety of symptoms, including:

  • Reduced range of motion
  • Stiffness in the shoulder
  • Redness or swelling around the joint
  • Pain when raising your arm overhead or to the side
  • Pain that radiates through the shoulder and arm
  • Discomfort or pain when sleeping on one side.

When shoulder pain limits your ability to perform everyday tasks like combing your hair, Washington Integrative Health provides treatment solutions so you can avoid the need for invasive surgeries in the future.

How are shoulder problems diagnosed?

To reach a diagnosis at Washington Integrative Health, Dr. Cohen and her experienced team perform a comprehensive physical exam and discuss your symptoms. They also review your shoulder’s range of motion to assess your limitations.

Depending on your pain and symptoms, your provider might recommend X-rays. They conduct these tests on site for your convenience. They may also perform a full musculoskeletal evaluation to identify other sources in your spine or joints that may be leading to pain in your shoulder.

How is shoulder pain treated?

Dr. Cohen and her team provide numerous nonsurgical shoulder pain treatments. These therapies are designed to reduce inflammation, improve shoulder strength and mobility, and reduce your pain without prescription medications.

Some of these treatments include:

  • Massage therapy
  • Chiropractic manipulation and mobilization
  • Trigger point injections

During your treatment, Dr. Cohen and her team might also suggest specific exercises to help build shoulder strength and stability.

To find a personalized approach to treating your shoulder pain, call Washington Integrative Health or schedule an appointment online today.