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Shoulder Pain services offered in Peoria, IL

When you can’t throw a ball or wash your hair because of intense shoulder pain, you can find help at Dr Olson Health. Richard Olson, DC, specializes in chiropractic care and regenerative injection therapies to relieve chronic shoulder pain. Dr. Olson uses these holistic therapies to heal labrum tears, reduce arthritis inflammation, and restore the function of your shoulder joint so that you can avoid surgery and other invasive procedures. Call the office in Peoria, Illinois, to schedule a diagnostic evaluation for shoulder pain or book a consultation online today. 

Shoulder Pain Q & A

What causes shoulder pain?

Acute shoulder pain that lasts less than six weeks may result from muscle strains and ligament sprains from falls, overuse, or sports injuries.

You can also develop chronic shoulder pain that lasts six months or more because of issues that include:

  • Rotator Cuff tears
  • Bursitis
  • Tendinitis
  • Bicipital tears 
  • Nerve compression
  • Superior labrum anterior to posterior (SLAP) tears
  • Frozen shoulder

Many people also develop chronic shoulder pain from degenerative joint diseases like osteoarthritis.

When should I seek treatment for shoulder pain?

If you have chronic shoulder pain that limits what you can do, you should schedule a diagnostic evaluation at Dr Olson Health.

You may also benefit from an evaluation if you experience persistent stiffness or a loss of range of motion in your shoulder joint that makes caring for yourself difficult.

Additionally, Dr. Olson can diagnose and treat degenerative joint pain from arthritis when you can no longer manage it on your own with over-the-counter medications and home care.

He uses advanced diagnostic imaging technologies to assess the health of your shoulder joint. Your testing results help Dr. Olson customize a treatment plan to your needs that focuses on long-lasting pain relief and restoring full function in your shoulder joint.

How is shoulder pain treated?

To relieve persistent shoulder pain from acute injuries or degenerative disease, Dr. Olson may recommend:

Chiropractic adjustments

Chiropractic adjustments ensure your spine is properly aligned to promote blood circulation throughout your shoulder and the rest of your body. Adjustments also can take the pressure off nearby spinal nerves that can radiate pain into your shoulder.

Regenerative injection therapy

Dr. Olson offers prolotherapy and regenerative injection therapy to ease the pain of soft tissue tears and the chronic inflammation of bursitis, tendinitis, and arthritis.

He uses platelet-rich plasma (PRP), a substance already in your blood. PRP contains growth factors that support cell regeneration. As new cells grow, they treat shoulder pain from the inside out by replacing cells damaged by injury or disease.

Dr. Olson uses high-level guided imaging technology to inject high concentrations of PRP into your shoulder joint and surrounding tissue. Because regenerative injection therapy targets the root cause of your pain, you can expect your results to be long-lasting.

Call Dr Olson Health to schedule a diagnostic evaluation for chronic shoulder pain or book an appointment online today.