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Shoulder Joint Pain

Dr. Pete Lazarnick “Dr. Pete” offers more than just back care and relief. Located in Carrollton, Georgia, Dr. Pete also treats joint pain. The shoulder joint is the most common joint that needs treatment since it is the most mobile. It is surrounded by tendons, muscles, and ligaments, so when these get injured, your shoulder is the one that takes the heat. Pain in the shoulder joint is often caused by tears and stretches. At your examination, your range of motion will be tested. These tests will help identify where exactly the pain is originating from. CT scans and MRI’s can also pinpoint the area. 

An adjustment is often needed to realign the shoulder. This will relieve the pressure on the muscles and ligaments. The adjustment will either distract the joint or shift it forward or backward. Treatment depends solely on the area and the symptoms. In some cases, having the neck or upper back adjusted can relieve pain as well. 

There are many ways to prevent shoulder pain. When you work out, make sure to stretch your shoulders beforehand. This will warm up the muscle, releasing lactic acid and increasing flexibility. You can also adjust your daily posture. Work ergonomics focuses on healthy posture throughout your workday. If you sit at a desk, you might be sitting in a way that's affecting your health. 

Do you suffer from shoulder joint pain? Come in for a visit so Dr. Pete can take a look at what’s going on. Dr. Pete Lazarnick “Dr. Pete'' is located at 486 Bankhead Hwy in Carrollton, GA 30117. Please visit www.askdrpete.com or call 770-832-2226 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

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