June 30, 2017
Are you dealing with chronic shoulder pain, or have you noticed a partial or complete loss of mobility in the area? Shoulder tendinopathy is caused when the tendons in the shoulder are damaged or irritated by repeated stress or strain. Frozen shoulder syndrome (also known as adhesive capsulitis) is another painful condition affecting a significant portion of adults. Fortunately, your chiropractor in Naples, Dr. Chad Wills, can help with laser therapy.
Why Shoulder Pain Develops
Along with a bad back, shoulder pain is one of the most common issues people experience as they age. Injury is the most common cause of shoulder pain, especially for patients who stop using their arm as a result of the injury. Limited range of motion inevitably results in worsening shoulder pain, with the risk for developing frozen shoulder greatly increasing.
Frozen shoulder syndrome is characterized by a stiff or painful shoulder. Science is still unsure why it develops at all, but it occurs in three stages: the freezing stage, when the range of motion starts to be affected (usually the most painful), and frozen stage, when pain subsides but movement is very difficult, and the thawing stage, when range of motion returns after successful treatment.
How Laser Therapy Helps with Shoulder Pain
Your chiropractor can help you overcome chronic shoulder pain with laser therapy. First, we want to reduce pain. Then, we will work on helping you to regain range of motion in your shoulder, if it has been lost due to frozen shoulder syndrome.
How does laser therapy work? By accelerating the body’s natural healing processes. Dr. Wills applies the laser directly to the affected area to increase blood flow — and healing — to the area. The laser also helps us remodel scar tissue.
The benefits of laser therapy for the shoulders include…
- Eliminates the need for long-term pain medication, which can be addictive
- Targeted treatment plans for the greatest success
- Helps patients regain significant range of motion in the shoulder
- Safe, effective treatment completed in our comfortable office
How Long Does It Take?
If you have acute pain, like maybe an ache right after an injury, you may find relief in the affected area with as few as 4 to 6 visits to your chiropractor for laser therapy. For more chronic conditions — like pain you have struggled with for years and years — we may recommend a longer term treatment plan. No matter the approach that is best for you, you’re on the road to relief from chronic pain when you visit your chiropractor for laser therapy.
Don’t Wait to Get Help for Chronic Pain!
It’s time to find a solution for your aching or immobile shoulder. Don’t use pain medication as a crutch — try laser therapy in Naples instead. Request a FREE consultation at Wils Chiropractic today!
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