San Jose Shoulder and Neck Pain Treatment
Shoulder pain can be a result of disease or injury of the shoulder joint. Injury can affect any of the tendons or ligaments. Injury can also affect the ligaments, cartilage, menisci (plural for meniscus), and bones of the joint. The design of the shoulder joint is such that it sacrifices stability for mobility. As an extremely mobile joint that plays a central role in the action of a major extremity, the shoulder is at risk for injury.
Causes of Shoulder and Neck Pain and Injury
- Whiplash injury: Injury to the muscular and ligamentous structures of the shoulder and neck can be caused by the head and neck being snapped forward and backward suddenly, as in a vehicle accident. Referred pain from the neck. When the structures in the neck are painful, the pain is often felt over the shoulder. It is important to remember this and your chiropractor will always examine your neck when you come in for shoulder pain.
- Bursitis/ Rotator Cuff Tendinitis = Impingement syndrome. The most common diagnosis in patients with shoulder pain is bursitis and tendinitis of the rotator cuff musculature causing impingement syndrome.
- Rotator Cuff Tear. Different degrees of rotator cuff tears can occur. If the tendons of the rotator cuff separate from the bone, surgery is sometimes necessary.
- Frozen Shoulder. Also called ‘adhesive capsulitis,’ this is a common condition that leads to severely restricted movement of the shoulder.
- Calcific Tendinitis. Calcific tendinitis is a condition of calcium deposits within a tendon – most commonly within the rotator cuff tendons. Treatment of calcific tendinitis depends on the extent of symptoms.
- Shoulder Instability. Instability is a problem that causes a loose joint. Instability can be caused by a traumatic injury (dislocation), or may be a developed condition.
- Shoulder Dislocation. A dislocation is an injury that occurs when the ball-part of the shoulder joint (top of the arm bone) slips out of the socket (part of the shoulder blade).
- Ligament injury (Acromio-Clavicular Tear).Also called an A/C separation, these injuries are the result of a disruption of the acromio-clavicular joint. This is a very different injury from a gleno-humeral dislocation.
- Labral Tear. There are several patterns of a torn labrum and the type of treatment depends on the specific injury.
- Arthritis. Shoulder arthritis is less common than knee and hip arthritis, but when severe may require a joint replacement surgery. However, arthritic changes are more common in the acromio-clavicular joint between the collarbone and the shoulder blade.
- Biceps Tendon Rupture. The upper part of the biceps tendon can rupture and cause shoulder pain. Shoulder pain can be a result of disease or injury of the shoulder joint. Injury can affect any of the tendons or ligaments. Injury can also affect the ligaments, cartilage, menisci (plural for meniscus), and bones of the joint. The design of the shoulder joint is such that it sacrifices stability for mobility. As an extremely mobile joint that plays a central role in the action of a major extremity, the shoulder is at risk for injury.
We provide a variety of services with one goal in mind, to help you get the recovery and pain relief you deserve. We’re available for same-day appointments. We treat most vehicle accidents injuries with NO Out-of-Pocket costs.
Our insurance department will be glad to coordinate benefits with the responsible party’s insurance carrier or your attorney. This allows us to treat most injuries with No Out-of-Pocket Expense and allows you to focus on getting better.
Contact our Shoulder and Neck Center in San Jose (408) 269-2225