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Shoulder Pain

Pittsburgh East Health Center

Chiropractors located in Monroeville, PA

You never realize how much you use your shoulders until pain limits your mobility. If you’re living with shoulder pain, the team of experts at Pittsburgh East Health Center is here to help. Call their office in Monroeville, Pennsylvania, or schedule your appointment online to get started with effective treatment for your shoulder pain.

Shoulder Pain Q & A

What causes shoulder pain?

Shoulder pain can be caused by anything from a strained muscle to a separate health condition. Some of the most common causes of shoulder pain the team at Pittsburgh East Health Center treats include:

  • Injuries
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Degeneration
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Bursitis

Your Pittsburgh East Health Center provider starts your shoulder pain care by identifying what’s causing your pain. Then, they tailor treatment to best address that root cause and support healing. 

When should I see a doctor about my shoulder pain?

Some muscle strains heal on their own. But if your shoulder pain lasts more than a few days and is getting in the way of your ability to go about your usual activities, don’t wait to seek treatment at Pittsburgh East Health Center.

There are some shoulder pain symptoms that indicate serious health conditions. If your shoulder pain comes with trouble breathing or tightness in your chest, seek emergency medical care. These are all symptoms of a heart attack. 

How is shoulder pain treated?

Whatever’s causing your shoulder pain, the dedicated staff at Pittsburgh East Health Center works with you to treat it. After first identifying the root cause of your pain, they tailor a treatment plan to alleviate your pain and help your shoulder heal. Some of the treatments they may use to help you include:

Regenerative medicine

Put your body’s natural healing abilities to work for you with regenerative medicine treatment. By injecting your shoulder with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) your Pittsburgh East Health Center provider stimulates and supports healing in the area, kick-starting your body’s healing mechanisms. 

Regenerative therapies, including, but not limited to PRP, amniotic tissue allografts & exosomes are considered experimental and have not been approved by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA).

Cold laser therapy

This completely pain-free treatment sends targeted laser energy into specific layers of the tissue in your shoulder. The laser stimulates the cells in damaged tissue, encouraging your body’s natural healing process to get underway. Cold laser therapy is effective in treating shoulder pain and inflammation without the need for surgery, steroids, or other medication.

Physical rehabilitation

Strategic exercises can help correct abnormalities that contribute to certain types of shoulder pain. With this targeted physical therapy, you get shoulder pain relief alongside an improved range of motion. 

Don’t suffer through shoulder pain. Get personalized treatment by calling Pittsburgh East Health Center or scheduling an appointment online today.