The shoulder is a complex region of the body made up of bones, tendons, ligaments and muscles that connect the arm to the torso. The shoulder has two joints that work together to allow arm movement. Due to the region’s complexity, there are all sorts of things that can go wrong in this area.
Shoulder pain is a very common condition and affects almost half of the U.S. Most patients feel some sort of pain, limited range of motion, an inability to engage in activities of daily living (ADL) or something more serious as a permanent disability.
At your first visit, Dr. Vendsel will take a detailed patient history to better understand your shoulder pain and how it started. The evaluation will be followed by a physical examination. During your physical exam he will determine whether or not X-rays are necessary.
Shoulder pain and injuries are often associated with lack of thoracic spine (middle segment of the back) mobility. With this type of shoulder injury, it responds well to joint manipulation/adjustment. Dr. Vendsel can treat these symptoms in a manner tailored to your treatment plan.