Shoulder pain is within the top three most common complaints we treat at Aleck Pain to Performance. The most common causes of shoulder pain are from overuse, repetitive movements, or poor body positions (all mechanical in nature). These can lead to pain in the shoulder girdle, upper arm, lower arm and even down into the hand.
If your shoulder pain changes, for better or worse, with different movements and positions paired by stiffness or loss of range of motion in the upper body, you are likely suffering from mechanical pain. Which then requires a proper assessment to accurately diagnose your shoulder problem or your shoulder pain that is coming from a remote location.
How Can We Help?
Dr. Aleck utilizes the most up to date and patient-centered approach which incorporates his extensive training in chiropractic, rehabilitation and sports performance to quickly decrease shoulder pain, without the use of drugs or surgery.
Mechanical shoulder pain is often resolved in as few as 2 or 3 visits (depending on the specific case). Dr. Aleck then works with you to build the strength and mobility to stay injury-free for good. It’s a way of treating you that’s been honed over the years and gathered from some of the greatest practitioners in the world.
Is imaging required?
Mechanical shoulder pain does not always require imaging. Just because someone has shoulder pain doesn’t mean they need an X-Ray or MRI. Also, an MRI that shows “degeneration,” “tearing,” or “arthritis” doesn’t mean it’s generating your specific pain.
Dr. Aleck’s mechanical exam takes account for many more precise factors which is our number one suggestion when people ask where they should start. From there he steers each patient in the right direction for their next steps in care.
The assessment process is the most important part of the Aleck Pain to Performance experience.
You will go through a detailed exam to determine exactly where your pain is coming from.
Depending on the needs of the patient, the examination process may consist of: functional evaluation, orthopedic assessment, neurological assessment, soft tissue palpation/assessment, or joint motion palpation.
Once your assessment is complete, we sit down together and walk you through your plan to recovery. We discuss a timeline, and what treatments will catapult the speed of recovery, and what stretches, exercises and any minor modifications in your day to day life that need to take place outside of clinic.
Follow up appointments are 20 minutes in length of 1-on-1 treatment doing everything possible to speed up care. Most patients start noticing changes within their first day of treatment, and it’s very rare that people aren’t starting to notice improvements after just 2-3 visits.
Contrary to traditional chiropractic clinics, we don’t make you come back multiple times a week for months on end, wasting both time and money. We quickly identify the underlying issue, provide hands-on treatment, and educate you on how YOU can be an active participant in your recovery process.