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When you hear the word ‘chiropractor,’ what typically comes to mind?
Many people experiencing shoulder pain don’t often think of chiropractic care, assuming that chiropractic treatment is limited just to the back and neck.
However, chiropractic care can be one of the most effective ways of shoulder treatment!
This is especially true at Elite Spine Centres Singapore, with our unique holistic system of care and non-surgical treatments.
Say goodbye to your shoulder problems with the Functional Correction Method (FCM) – no surgery or drugs involved!
We help patients with all types of shoulder conditions utilising our signature Functional Correction Method (FCM).
Whether you’re suffering from a shoulder injury, or just want to seek pain relief for stiffness in your neck or shoulders and improve the movement of your shoulder joint, chiropractic care can help you feel better quickly and efficiently.
Some of the more common shoulder instability and injuries that we treat:
Persistent pain at the back of the shoulder
Sprains (ligaments) and strains (shoulder muscles and tendons)
Radiating pain from the cervical (neck) region
Common shoulder injuries (such as rotator cuff injury or tendon tears)
By using the right combination of treatment modalities (including rehabilitation and chiropractic techniques), our chiropractors at Elite Spine Centres are equipped to restore your health to its optimum condition as soon as possible.
Contact us today to find the best treatment plan for your shoulder pain!
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Our Signature Functional Correction Method (FCM)
Often, pain is the way your body shows you warning signs that something isn’t operating the way it should be.
Let us bring you relief with our Elite Spine chiropractic treatment strategy.
Our signature Functional Correction Method (FCM) combines the best in modern chiropractic treatment, soft tissue therapy, and rehabilitative exercises to address your shoulder pain thoroughly.
Step 1 – Initial Consultation
At Elite Spine Centres, we firmly believe in creating a low-stress, patient-centric environment.
Our Doctor of Chiropractic will review your symptoms and health history in detail to better understand what may be causing your shoulder pain.
We will work with you to address your symptoms and concerns, ensuring that you understand your medical condition before proceeding with treatment.
There will be no hard sales or excessively long treatment packages – we want to work with you, not against you!
Step 2 – Spine and Body Examination
A thorough physical examination will be performed to assess the shoulder area. The assessment will typically involve:
- Looking out for any fibrous scar tissue
- Examining the rotator cuff muscles to test your shoulder movement and muscle strength
- Checking the surrounding spinal mechanics to see if it is also affecting the shoulder complex
Orthopaedic or neurological tests may also be performed if needed at this time. This will allow us to rule out possible underlying causes and obtain a proper diagnosis.
Most of our patients will be able to receive treatment on their first session once any potential safety concerns have been ruled out!
Step 3 – Doctor’s Report and Recommendations
The doctor will assess your response to the first session and review any studies which may have been requested (X-rays, MRI scan, etc.).
Based on the findings, a customised plan of action will be discussed with you to help you reach your treatment goals.
Compared to the typical approach of symptoms management via medication, doctors of chiropractic can deal with your shoulder pain right at the root.
This is also where you can bring up any questions, concerns or suggestions, and we will do our best to assist you according to your needs.
Step 4 – Holistic Chiropractic Treatment
Treatment usually involves chiropractic manipulations to realign your body back to its natural state and improve blood flow to soft tissues.
If needed, advanced therapeutic technologies may be used to complement your healing.
Your comprehensive treatment plan will also involve personalised lifestyle advice and rehabilitative exercises to prevent your condition from recurring and restore proper long-term movement patterns and posture.
This means our patients are able to achieve more complete recovery in a shorter amount of time than at other centres!
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Learn More About Shoulder Pain
We believe that it’s essential for every patient to understand their issues before proceeding with chiropractic care.
The more you know, the more you can tell us, and the better we can create a treatment strategy to manage your shoulder pain!
What are the common causes of shoulder pain?
The root causes of shoulder pain and stiffness can be complex and often involve several overlapping factors.
Usually, the source is irritation or damage to soft tissues (muscles, tendons, and ligaments) in or around the shoulder joint. Without diagnosis or treatment of the root causes, severe pain and stiffness may persist.
Your experienced shoulder specialist at Elite Spine will also consider oft-overlooked stressors to the shoulder like joint restrictions and nerve irritation that lead to soft tissue imbalances.
In some cases, the problem may be in the joints or tissues of the cervical spine, which may cause inflammation around the nerve roots. Therefore, those areas are examined carefully to ensure that every possible factor is taken into account.
Commonly, the small muscles of the rotator cuff may be damaged, inflamed, or imbalanced. Additionally, other muscles which may often be involved with shoulder pains are the subscapularis located on the inside of the shoulder blade or even the triceps of the upper arm.
These conditions cause stiffness and movement limitations in the shoulders, arms, neck and head as they are interconnected by the cervical spine and nervous system.
When should I seek chiropractic care for shoulder pain?
Like any other pain condition, the sooner appropriate care is given, the quicker it will disappear and the faster the patient can get back to their daily routine.
But, more importantly, the sooner appropriate care and guidance are sought, the less likely it is for patients to develop recurrent or chronic problems, which could result in partial disability.
Those who are unsure of the cause of their shoulder problem should pay their doctor of chiropractic in Singapore a visit right away!
Some signs that shoulder treatments may be needed include:
- Shoulder pain that has persisted for a few days or more
- Reduced range of motion of the arm or shoulder
- Limited range of motion of the neck or upper back
- Recurring shoulder pain
- Shoulder pain that occurs during the night or even while at rest
- Inability or difficulty raising the arm
- Bruising or swelling around the arm or joint
- Significant rounding of the shoulders or poor posture
- A prior shoulder injury that has worsened over time
What shoulder conditions can Elite Spine Centres help with?
Our experienced chiropractors have the necessary expertise to treat various conditions that cause shoulder pain. Here are some of the more common conditions that we see in patients.
Pain at the back of the shoulder is one of the most common complaints we see outside of the spine at our clinic. The shoulder joint is extremely mobile, and therefore it is more vulnerable to injury and build-up of problems over time.
Muscle imbalances and tendinitis are two prevalent reasons our patients experience pain in the back of the shoulder.
Often, these patients may have seen their GP before setting an appointment with Elite Spine Centres. However, an X-ray would come back normal, not showing any significant shoulder injuries or degeneration.
At Elite Spine Centres, we consider multiple potential causes for your condition to properly diagnose and treat pain at the back of the shoulder or surrounding areas. Also, we must take into account spinal alignment and mobility of the surrounding regions.
Also known as adhesive capsulitis, frozen shoulder can be an excruciating condition, and it may require a combination of treatment options to address the problem entirely.
As a result, more and more people seek proper chiropractic care as a critical component of their frozen shoulder rehabilitation.
Even typical activities like brushing your hair or household chores can become an ordeal for people with a frozen shoulder.
Other cases can also result in sleep disturbance and insomnia. Without proper chiropractic care and intervention, frozen shoulder pain can last for many months or even years in some cases.
For more information on frozen shoulder, refer to this page.
Rotator Cuff Injuries
Your rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that surround the shoulder joint, keeping the head of your upper arm bone firmly within the shallow socket of the shoulder.
A rotator cuff injury typically presents as a dull ache in the shoulder.
These injuries can surface in a couple of common ways, one as a rotator cuff impingement or a rotator cuff tear. Both of which could arise from injury or result from gradual wear and tear from day-to-day activities or sports injuries. A rotator cuff tear is common among labour workers or anyone who performs frequent overhead motions.
Rotator cuff tendinitis is another condition caused by irritated or damaged rotator cuff tendons, resulting in pain and swelling. Also known as tendinosis, this condition occurs once the pain and inflammation become chronic.
Mild symptoms of a rotator cuff injury include
minor pain during activity and at rest
sudden pain when lifting or reaching for things
pain when performing an overhead motion from sports
pain at night
loss of strength and motion
Without physical examination and treatment to relieve pain, the symptoms may get progressively worse.
In Singapore, chiropractic treatment is a conservative alternative that can help restore shoulder function, relieve pain, and more!
All without invasive measures like arthroscopic shoulder surgery or orthopaedic surgery.
Tendinitis refers to the inflammation or irritation of a tendon in your shoulder.
This condition ranges from mild inflammation to severe inflammation of your rotator cuff, with symptoms such as
pain and tenderness in your shoulder
inability to hold your arm in certain positions
limited shoulder movement
If left untreated, shoulder tendinitis may result in further complications such as
pain that interrupts sleep
loss of strength in the affected arm
difficulty performing daily activities that require overhead motions.
Therefore, it’s essential to seek shoulder treatment for pain relief and mobility restoration as soon as possible.
Pain-free shoulders can be your reality.
Thankfully, our well-trained chiropractors at Elite Spine are highly versed in a range of interventions for effective shoulder pain relief and treatment.
In fact, most patients experience significant pain relief after the first session!
Regardless, the best way to ensure the pain and underlying problems are resolved is to adhere to your treatment plan.
Patients who take the time to fix their pain and fully resolve the underlying problems in the spine, joints, nerves, muscles and surrounding tissues will have the greatest chance of long term recovery and relief.
Just imagine – shoulders with no pain and full range of mobility.
Sounds like a dream?
It doesn’t have to be.