The shoulder is a ball-and-socket, or spheroid, joint. The three major bones included in the shoulder joint are the scapula (shoulder blade), humerus (long arm bone), and clavicle (collarbone). 


The shoulder joint is very mobile. In fact, it’s more mobile than any other joint in the human body. Unfortunately, this wide range of motion presents a heightened risk for pain and injury. 


Shoulder pain can result from wear and tear, acute injuries, and underlying conditions. The pain may stem straight from the shoulder joint, or from nearby tendons, ligaments, or muscles. While shoulder pain is uncomfortable and may hinder your regular routine, treatment options are available to help you find relief. 


Causes of Shoulder Pain


The most common cause of shoulder pain is injury to the rotator cuff. Rotator cuff tendinitis, shoulder impingement, and torn rotator cuff are three examples of rotator cuff injuries. The rotator cuff consists of four tendons and is responsible for the shoulder’s wide range of motion. When the rotator cuff is injured, the tendons become inflamed. You may have trouble extending your arm over your head and experience general pain in the shoulder area. 


Other common causes of shoulder pain include:


  • Arthritis

  • Pinched neck or shoulder nerves

  • Bursitis 

  • Tendinitis

  • Tendon rupture

  • Bone spurs

  • Dislocated shoulder

  • Frozen shoulder

  • Separated shoulder

  • Sprains

  • Broken arm or collarbone


Treatments for Shoulder Pain


At our facility, we provide an integrative approach to shoulder pain treatment. We’ll consider every aspect of your health and lifestyle to create a well-balanced treatment plan for lasting pain. Additionally, we’ll work with you to determine the best shoulder pain treatments for your needs and preferences. 


Interventional Treatments


We offer interventional treatments for long-term shoulder pain management. These procedures are minimally-invasive and performed as outpatient treatments, so you’ll be able to return home the same day. 


  • Cervical epidural steroid injection

  • Cervical facet neurotomy

  • Regenerative medicine injections

  • Facet injections

  • Radiofrequency ablation

  • Trigger point injections


Complementary Treatments


Shoulder pain can often be effectively managed with healthy lifestyle changes and therapeutic treatments. We provide the following alternative treatments for shoulder pain relief:


  • Acupuncture

  • Massage therapy

  • Biofeedback

  • Stretching and exercise

  • Nutrition and wellness coaching

  • Physical therapy

  • Physical modalities such as yoga and Qi-Gong

  • Mindfulness meditation


If you’re experiencing shoulder pain, let us help you find relief. Contact us today to learn more about our available treatments.