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I have been seeing a chiropractor for 2 1/2 months for neck & shoulder pain- it helps then the knots and pain come back again... What do I do?

I have been seeing a chiropractor for 2 1/2 months for neck & shoulder pain- it helps then the knots and pain come back again... What do I do?

Physician: See your primary care physician and have a x-ray taken and possible MRI to check for cervical/ neck pathology.Possible referral to a neurosurgeon. ...Read more

Dr. Katharine Cox
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Shoulder Pain (Definition)

Shoulder pain is multifactorial. It can be from bone issues -- like arthritis. It can be from muscle tendon issues -- like a torn rotator cuff, or when a tendon is inflammed. It can also be from nerve issues -- like a bulging disk in your spine. Each diagnosis ...Read more


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I have neck/shoulder pain. Should i see a orthopedist or a chiropractor?

I have neck/shoulder pain. Should i see a orthopedist or a chiropractor?

Neck/shoulder pain: Each has its advantages. Personally, i would get x-ray & exam from orthopedic specialist. ...Read more

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Neck & shoulder pain going down arm when arm is above head/ straight. how do I know what type of doc to see, PT or chiropractor or totally different?

Neck & shoulder pain going down arm when arm is above head/ straight. how do I know what type of doc to see, PT or chiropractor or totally different?

Neck & shoulder pain: Please start by finding out the cause of your pain. For that you need to see your primary care doctor. He/she may then refer you for PT. Ask your doc about seeing a chiropractor because PT and chiro are different. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What could cause shoulder pain?

What could cause shoulder pain?

See below: There are many causes, but the most common are an injury or irritation to the rotator cuff muscles/tendons, arthritis in the shoulder joint, or a pinched nerve in your neck. See your physician for a complete work up. ...Read more

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How should I treat my shoulder pain?

How should I treat my shoulder pain?

NSAIDS, ice, heat...: Pain, stiffness, and inflammation can be relieved with over-the-counter medications like advil or aleve (naproxen). Follow directions on label. Ice for about 45 minutes will address inflammation and swelling, never apply ice to the skin, always over a towel or clothing. Follow this by heat for about 20 to 25 minutes to help soothe and relax tight muscles. Gentle range of motion and stretching exercises. ...Read more

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What to be doing to relieve my shoulder pain?

What to be doing to relieve my shoulder pain?

Complex Joint: The shoulder is a complex joint, & many conditions/ injuries (rotator cuff injury, bursitits, tendonitis, labral pathology, etc) can cause pain. Some injuries of the shoulder are acute & some are from overuse. While you can certainly start w/ rest, ice, & nsaids (if not a problem for you), i also suggest you see an ortho for a specific treatment plan http://drmarkgalland.Com/category/shoulder/. ...Read more

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Could it be something bad if I have shoulder pain?

Could it be something bad if I have shoulder pain?

See below: Most of the time pain in your body is not something "bad". Usually pain is your bodies way of telling you that you have done to much to a body part. You can have pain though with tears in tissues, infection and even tumors. I would suggest you seek medical advice. ...Read more

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What might be the cure of my recurring shoulder pain?

What might be the cure of my recurring shoulder pain?

Various: Sounds like a chronic recurrent soft tissue injury like a tendinitis. It might be related to. Certain activity or repetative motion. Tendinitis usually hurts when you push on it. A single injection of cortisone might be curative. ...Read more

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Neck and shoulder pain?

Neck and shoulder pain?

See below: Neck pain commonly refers to the shoulder. Initially resting the neck/shoulder, using moist heat, and taking a short course of anti-inflammatory can help. Once the pain is better you will want to gradually increase your range of motion. If your pain lasts greater than 2 weeks see your physician as there may be other treatment options including therapy and injections. ...Read more

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Iam playing shuttle and i was suffering from shoulder pain?

Shoulder pain: Shoulder pain after sports may be due to injury. If the pain is mild and improved without treatment then there is nothing to worry about. With persistent pain that dies not improve, you should be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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A.C joint shoulder pain?

A.C joint shoulder pain?

AC SEPARATION: Typically an AC JOINT separation can be treated conservatively when it is only a type 2 or 3. Treatment consists of therapy to regain motion after a short period in a sling. If pain persists or you have pain with activities then sometimes surgical intervention is warranted. Consult an Orthopaedic surgeon for a complete work up. Hope this information is helpful. Take care. Wilsonshoulder.com ...Read more

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Can gas cause shoulder pain?

Can gas cause shoulder pain?

Yes: It can cause shoulder pain if the gas is causing enough pain upward around the diaphragm. However, this should be shortlived as the gas moves through the intestines and long lasting shoulder pain will most likely not be related to gas. The pain is from viscerosomatic referred pain. If the shoulder pain and abdominal pain lasts longer than regular gas is expected, further workup would be necessary. ...Read more

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Can anemia cause shoulder pain?

Anemia and pain: Anemia can be caused by multiple underlying pathologies (ie. Iron deficiency, vit B12 deficiency, lead poisoning, chronic disease, blood cell dysfunction, sickle cell...). Some of these can lead to painful joints. If you have anemia the best thing to do is to find the source of it. You should also have your doctor perform a shoulder physical exam to rule-out internal pathologies. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Can you use ice PACk for shoulder pain?

Can you use ice PACk for shoulder pain?

Ice pack for pain: Yes, that is a wonderful use for an ice pack. Might use it wrapped in a towel to protect your skin. Use it for 15 -20 minutes every 2-4 hours as tolerated. Good source of pain control and decreases swelling. ...Read more

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Is shoulder pain a sign of miscarriage?

Is shoulder pain a sign of miscarriage?

Shoulder Pain: Shoulder pain can occur with irritation of the diaphragm, or referred pain from the intrathoracic area. Never heard related to miscarriage. What trimester are you in? ...Read more

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Left shoulder pain with chest discomfort?

Left shoulder pain with chest discomfort?

See below: There are several joints and intervertebral discs in the neck. These can wear out over time leading to pain. Degeneration of the joints or discs can cause neck pain, headaches, and shoulder pain. You can also get neck pain from a muscle strain. In some cases neck and shoulder pain could be related to your heart so be sure to see you physician. ...Read more

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Chiropractors (Definition)

Chiropractors are licensed professionals who practice a form of alternative medicine in treating patients with health problems relating to the body's muscular, nervous, and skeletal systems. They usually focus on manipulating and adjusting the spine ...Read more