Shoulder Pain Specialist

SEPA Pain & Spine

Pain Management located in Horsham, PA & Langhorne, PA

Your shoulder is a large and flexible joint that gives you the ability to toss a ball, scratch the middle of your back, and raise your arms over your head. The structure and function of your shoulder also make it vulnerable to injury and pain. When you have shoulder pain, SEPA Pain & Spine in Horsham, Langhorne, and Chalfont, Pennsylvania, can help. The team offers many innovative treatments to alleviate shoulder pain and restore function. Call the office nearest you or click the online booking button today.

Shoulder Pain Q&A

What is shoulder pain?

Many people develop shoulder pain at some point in their life. The pain may occur after an acute injury or develop over time due to the degenerative changes that occur to the joint as you get older.

No matter the type or severity of your shoulder pain, if your pain fails to improve within a few days of at-home care, it’s time to schedule an appointment with the experts at SEPA Pain & Spine. 

What causes shoulder pain?

Shoulder pain can develop from many causes. Common shoulder pain conditions SEPA Pain & Spine treats include:

Shoulder sprains

Sprains occur when you stretch or tear a ligament, which is a type of connective tissue that attaches bone to bone. Shoulder sprains may loosen the ligaments that keep the ball and socket joint of your shoulder in place, leading to instability.

Shoulder strains

Strains refer to overstretching or tearing a muscle. You may develop a shoulder strain from lifting something too heavy, overuse, or a bad fall. 

Arthritis

Arthritis causes joint inflammation and pain and may affect any joint in your body, including your shoulder. 

Tendinitis

Tendinitis is inflammation of the tendons, which are the connective tissue that attaches muscle to bone. Shoulder tendonitis may be acute or chronic and cause pain and affect mobility. 

What happens during a shoulder pain evaluation?

When you visit SEPA Pain & Spine for a shoulder pain evaluation, your provider conducts a thorough clinical exam to determine the underlying cause of your pain to get you the right treatment.

Your provider asks detailed questions about your symptoms, including when they started, the type of pain you feel, and the activities that worsen or lessen your discomfort. They review your medical history and examine the function and structure of your shoulder.

Though your provider can often diagnose shoulder pain problems after a history and physical, they may request diagnostic tests to confirm or rule out a suspected cause, such as X-rays or MRIs. 

How is shoulder pain treated?

SEPA Pain & Spine creates personalized treatment plans for shoulder pain based on the underlying cause. SEPA Pain & Spine offers cutting-edge treatment options and can develop a plan that not only alleviates your pain but restores joint function.

Treatment for shoulder pain may include:

  • Activity modification
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Physical therapy
  • Splinting or bracing
  • Joint injections
  • Platelet-rich plasma or stem cell therapy

Your provider works closely with you to develop a plan that provides the best results.

To get relief from shoulder pain, call SEPA Pain & Spine, or schedule an appointment online today.