Shoulder pain can make simple tasks, such as brushing your hair or lifting objects overhead, become difficult or impossible. At Isaac Medical Group in Deerfield Beach, Florida, primary care provider Emmanuel Isaac, DO, offers treatment for shoulder pain, no matter its cause. Call the office or request an appointment using the online booking tool to have your shoulder pain evaluated, diagnosed, and treated.
When shoulder pain interferes with your daily function and interrupts sleep, it needs medical attention. At Isaac Medical Group, Dr. Isaac provides an integrated approach to help determine the cause of your pain and develop a treatment strategy that may help you avoid invasive surgery.
The following symptoms are indicative of pain that needs medical attention:
When you get an early diagnosis and start treatment right away, you can prevent long-term dysfunction and complications associated with shoulder pain.
The shoulder is a remarkable joint. It boasts a wide range of motion, which makes it functional for all sorts of activities, but this also puts it at risk of instability and injury. Common reasons you might have shoulder pain include:
Shoulder pain can also be due to issues in your spine. When certain nerves are compressed in the cervical region, you can suffer from radiating pain through the shoulder and arm.
You undergo a comprehensive physical exam and review of your health history to narrow down the possible reasons for your shoulder pain. Dr. Isaac asks about daily activities that could lead to pain, including certain exercises or work tasks, such as painting, carpentry, or working at a computer.
Isaac Medical Group may order imaging tests, such as X-rays or MRIs, or run lab tests to help make a diagnosis. You also undergo a complete musculoskeletal evaluation to determine the origins of your pain—whether it comes from the joint itself or other issues in the spine.
Of course, your treatment depends on the reason for your pain. Acute injuries such as a shoulder sprain may be treated with medications and rest. Chronic pain may benefit from chiropractic manipulations and physical therapy.
To learn more about how you can find relief from unpleasant shoulder pain, call Isaac Medical Group, or book online to schedule an appointment.