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Shoulder Pain & Neck Pain

Pain in the neck and shoulder can be characterized in a variety of ways. Some patients experience pain in the neck or shoulder as discomfort, while others suffer from pain in both places — to all levels of pain too. As a joint pain specialist, shoulder pain and neck pain are very common but may require treatment. See how we can get you shoulder and neck pain-free!

Treatment For Shoulder & Neck Pain

While exercising and going about your everyday activities seems harmless, it can put strain on your neck and shoulders. Some of your muscles are probably picking up the slack if you’ve ever had an injury or persistent discomfort in the neck or shoulder. If left untreated, this might lead to decreased performance or more injuries — and pain.

Muscle activation technique (MAT) helps your body operate more efficiently by reactivating underperforming and stiff muscles. As a performance enhancer and preventative injury method, MAT is a great tool. 

MAT sessions can decrease neck and shoulder discomfort and restore strength and flexibility, sometimes quickly.

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Common Conditions Leading To Shoulder Or Neck Pain:

The shoulder is a ball and socket joint with a broad range of motion. A mobile joint is more prone to damage because of its mobility. Some of the most common reasons for shoulder discomfort are:

  • Tumors
  • Degenerative illnesses
  • Trauma
  • Poor posture
  • Muscular tension
  • Muscular imbalance
  • Instability in the shoulder joint
  • Dislocation
  • Fractures
  • Frozen shoulder

When Should I Be Concerned About Shoulder Pain?

You should be concerned if an injury causes your pain, if you have a malformed joint, are unable to utilize the joint, are feeling extreme pain, or have had rapid swelling. This would constitute a visit to the doctor as these conditions could be serious.

Get The Mobile App

We developed a Mobile App aimed to relieve people suffering from pain. The App requires a paid subscription where we evaluate your posture, mobility, and stance. The results give customized exercises based on the evaluation.  In-person appointment is not necessary!

Why Is There Pain Between Shoulder Blades?

Pain between the shoulder blades can be caused by a handful of reasons. Most times they aren’t even related to the area of pain you’re having — like a misalignment in your neck or hips.

Pain in one region of the body might be referred to from another portion of the body. Schedule an appointment and we will find the root cause of your pain.

Overuse of Muscles

As a result of playing sports or working out, your muscles may get tired and painful. Muscle pain usually lasts a few days. If it lasts longer, you may want to call us for a consultation.

Poor Posture

Your spine is put under stress by hunching your back, sitting in one posture for a long time, or gazing down a lot. It’s not uncommon for people to have bad posture while they’re at a desk all day, whether it’s for school or employment.

Poor posture is a common cause for shoulder and neck pains and completely treatable through in-person appointments or our Mobile App for Correcting Bad Posture.

Slipped Disc

Intervertebral discs are cartilage cushions in your spine. A herniated, slipping, or bulging disc results from a strain or damage to the spine that causes the disc to rupture and move out of place. For example, your hands, elbows, and shoulders might be affected by a ruptured disc.

A slipping disc is a common cause of degenerative disc disease. As you become older, your spinal discs get thinner and lose fluid, making them more prone to injury and wear and tear.

Does MAT Treatment Work For Shoulder Pain?

Your shoulder discomfort may be treated effectively with physical therapy, depending on the severity of your condition and your medical history. In addition, studies have shown that physical therapy like Muscle Activation Technique can enhance your quality of life.

As the name suggests, the Rotator Cuff is constructed with muscles and tendons that encircle — stabilizing the shoulder joint. Everyday tasks need mobility and stability.
If you have a torn rotator cuff tendon, MAT can help. Therapy can compensate for injured tendons and improve shoulder mechanics by strengthening the surrounding muscles.

Your MAT specialist will also focus on scapular strengthening since the scapula (shoulder blade) is the cornerstone for shoulder stability and should be strengthened accordingly.

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