Corvallis Pain Management
Interventional Pain Medicine located in Corvallis, OR
Your shoulder allows you to perform a wide range of movements, and the smallest damage to this crucial joint can leave you in severe pain and render you immobile. At Corvallis Pain Management in Corvallis, Oregon, the team is committed to providing men and women with comprehensive shoulder pain management treatments to both address the problem and prevent future bouts of shoulder pain. Call the office or schedule an appointment online today to learn more about how the team at Corvallis Pain Management can help eliminate your shoulder pain.
Shoulder Pain Q & A
What is shoulder pain?
Shoulder pain refers to damage or inflammation in the muscles, ligaments, tendons, or bones in your shoulder. Working together, each part of the shoulder allows you to move your arm.
The team Corvallis Pain Management provides long-term relief to patients struggling with shoulder pain, be it acute or chronic.
What causes shoulder pain?
Shoulder pain comes from a series of different causes, though the most common are tendon injuries, arthritis, and referred pain:
Tendons connect bones to your muscles. You can experience severe pain if you damage your tendons. In most cases, people have experienced tendon injury as a result of overuse or sudden injury. In other cases, tendon injury can also result from tendonitis, a slow wearing down of the tendons.
Osteoarthritis is the type of arthritis that most frequently leads to shoulder pain. It occurs because of the natural wear and tear of your joint issue. In some cases, continuous physical activity and overuse can lead to osteoarthritis-related shoulder pain as well.
It’s common for pain to travel from one part of your body to another. You’re suffering from referred pain when pain originating in other parts of your body moves to your shoulder. You might experience referred pain because of:
- A herniated disc
- Degenerative disc disease in your neck or upper spine
- Spinal stenosis
Each one of these causes has the potential to cause worsening pain, though referred pain tends to remain stable.
How is shoulder pain treated?
The team at Corvallis Pain Management has made a point of staying up-to-date with current best practices when it comes to shoulder pain management and offers patients cutting-edge services with high-end technology.
Your provider focuses on rebuilding muscles, repairing damaged tissue, and decreasing inflammation through noninvasive procedures. Some of these procedures include, but are not limited to:
- Manipulation, or moving the shoulder under anesthesia
- Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy
- Physical therapy
- Chiropractic care
Your provider might recommend PRP therapy to treat rotator cuff tears as a way to avoid joint replacement surgery, which can require months of rehabilitation.
Call Corvallis Pain Management or schedule an appointment online today to learn more about your treatment options for combatting debilitating shoulder pain.