Seeing Dr. Chris was the best thing I have ever done for my wellbeing! If it weren’t for Dr. Chris and his persistent treatment and personal attention to my injury I would not be where I am today!

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The shoulder joint is the most mobile joint in the body. It is surrounded by nerves, tendons and other tissues which can all easily be irritated, causing pain. Non-invasive therapies at our rehabilitation center can get your shoulder back to optimal health.

Stop Living with Shoulder Pain

We use our arms and shoulders every day. It is very easy, due to daily use, poor posture or injury, to have your shoulders and surrounding areas become injured, inflamed or have torn tissues. All of the tendons, muscles or ligaments around the joint can stretch and tear causing pain. Pain further up the body, such as the neck, can also be due to issues in the shoulder joint. In that entire area, trigger points in the muscle can happen, which feels like a painful build up or a “knot” that can be tricky to treat at home.

Frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis) is a condition that involves stiffness and pain in your shoulder joint. Signs and symptoms typically begin gradually and can worsen over time. If you’re recovering from a medical condition or procedure that prevents you from moving your arm, such as a stroke or a mastectomy, you may be more prone to developing frozen shoulder.

The shoulder joint can shift out of alignment causing the muscles and ligaments to pull differently. This leads to muscle spasms, inflammation and pain that may not go away on its own. Dr. Alvarez will provide gentle adjustments to the shoulder to distract the joint or shift it forward or backward, depending on symptoms. He will also adjust the spine as well to bring balance to the body and improve posture. By having the neck and upper back adjusted, it will also help relieve shoulder discomfort.

Dr. Alvarez and the team at CPC also provide other treatments that effectively help reduce shoulder pain. Patients can receive electrotherapy, ultrasound therapy and bodywork massage therapy. All of these therapies work with the muscles and tissues to reduce inflammation to allow the body to stay aligned. It also helps release stubborn knots from tight or damaged muscles and tissues.

Complete Performance Center provides many natural treatments to stop shoulder pain.

The Top Complaints of Patients with Shoulder Pain

  • Sharp pain, shooting pain or burning pain in the shoulder and surrounding areas
  • Lack of range of motion
  • Pain reaching for objects and daily activities, such as getting dressed
  • Inability to move arm