Shoulder Pain Specialist

Indian Harbor Chiropractic

Diana Gailes, DC

Chiropractor located in Cos Cob, CT

If you struggle with severe or ongoing shoulder pain, highly trained chiropractor Diana Gailes, DC, at Indian Harbor Chiropractic in Cos Cob, Connecticut, can help. She offers a variety of holistic treatments for shoulder pain to reduce discomfort and speed up your recovery. Call the office to schedule an appointment or book one online today.

Shoulder Pain Q&A

What is shoulder pain?

Shoulder pain is an uncomfortable feeling in your shoulder joint, which is the joint that connects your upper arm to your torso. Shoulder pain could appear as:

  • Discomfort
  • Swelling
  • Decreased range of motion
  • Stiffness
  • Inability to raise your arm above your head
  • Bruising
  • Dull, aching pain
  • Severe or sharp discomfort
  • Shooting pain
  • Tingling
  • Numbness

You might injure your shoulder lifting something heavy, playing sports, working, falling down, or because of age-related wear-and-tear. Dr. Gailes and her team offer a variety of treatments to relieve shoulder discomfort.

What are common causes of shoulder pain?

Some of the many reasons for shoulder pain include:

  • Shoulder dislocation
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Fractures
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis

Dr. Gailes can find the root cause of shoulder pain and treat it naturally to restore joint function, reduce pain, and improve your quality of life. 

How does my doctor diagnose the cause of shoulder pain?

To find out what’s causing shoulder discomfort, Dr. Gailes discusses your symptoms and medical history. She examines your shoulder joint to assess your range of motion and look for signs of an injury. She could recommend X-rays, MRIs, CT scans, or other imaging procedures. 

What are common treatments for shoulder pain?

Dr. Gailes personalizes shoulder pain treatments to maximize your outcome. Your shoulder pain treatment plan could consist of:

Home remedies

Things you can do at home to alleviate shoulder pain include using ice or heat packs, wearing a sling, resting your shoulder joint, and getting proper nutrition. Dr. Gailes might recommend you complete stretches or exercises to strengthen tissues in the affected joint.

Neuromuscular therapy

Dr. Gailes offers neuromuscular therapy to reduce tension, enhance your body’s natural ability to heal, and diminish shoulder pain.

Chiropractic adjustments

Dr. Gailes provides chiropractic manipulation for shoulder misalignment problems, which improves discomfort. Each treatment is simple and comfortable and can produce dramatic pain-relieving results.

Specialist referrals

If you need shoulder surgery to restore an injured joint fully, Dr. Gailes refers you to a highly trained orthopedic specialist.

To learn more about chiropractic treatments for shoulder pain and get relief, call the Indian Harbor Chiropractic office or schedule an appointment online today.