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Shoulder Pain Relief and Treatment Options in Wichita, KS

Our primary goal is to address your hopes, wants, desires, and fears surrounding your concerns by utilizing an advanced pain categorization system.

Our Chiropractic Treatment Approach Toward Shoulder Pain

At ICT Muscle & Joint Clinic, our emphasis is on classifying pain through an intricate science-based, categorization system and then directing you to the appropriate healthcare provider. If your shoulder pain is within a category of our skillset, we start addressing the concern as soon as possible. To better help you understand your at-home exercises, we have created Video Programs. This allows you to take your health back into your own hands, being mobile with your rehab and recovery.

We work hard to educate you as a customer in understanding your pain to allow you to make the most informed decisions possible for yourself. Knowledge is power, and self-empowerment is our game.

Common Associated Cost(s) for Shoulder Care in the United States:

6900 +
Ranges up to $31,650
Fair Market Price: $14,500
6628 +
Ranges up to $11,180

*It is important to note, many individuals must undergo rehabilitation services after a surgery. There is added time and expenses not calculated within cost of a surgery.

Our In-person, Telehealth, and Video Programs are designed to directly target the problem at hand with the appropriate intervention led by our pain auditing system. This can drastically decrease expenses to your knee recovery while eliminating the potential for undergoing expensive, time-consuming, invasive interventions.

Dig Deeper

Click on any item below to learn more about shoulder pain.

What Causes Shoulder Pain?

What causes pain and what is the source of pain are two different matters. However, these two matters, conceptually, become jumbled up into one. We should always separate these two as they are profoundly different. Causes can be infinite. The way you think, feel, move, or rest may cause the pain. Therefore “causes of pain” may be infinite. However, the source of pain may be local to the place of pain, irritating local pain fibers, or much further away, resulting in the need for further investigation and categorization of the pain if long-lasting results, or results at all, are the desired outcome.

The Mechanical (Movement Pillar) Dynamics of the Shoulder

The body is a dynamic, mobile structure and must be assessed and treated as such to create successful long-term outcomes. What is commonly referred to as the “shoulder” is the glenohumeral (GH) joint. It is a “ball and socket” joint, being the most mobile joint in the body. Locally, the “shoulder joint” is comprised of 3 bones, 2 joints, and 17 muscles that mainly contribute to the dynamics and motion of the shoulder. If the dynamics of the shoulder are out of balance, overuse and pain may occur.

Surrounding all joints there must be a balance between tension and compression of the ligaments, muscles, tendons, and fascia. When a local problem is determined to be a local cause, it can be due to an imbalance of these structures. This requires mobilization and release of tight structures in addition to strengthening weak or inhibited structure of the painful joint as well as the joints above and below.

Shoulder pain and movement limitations are often the consequence of chronic scapulothoracic dysfunction presenting as acute pain. Shoulder pain can often be the consequence of spine-related problems. With the GH joint being the most mobile joint in the body, we often find an individual’s subconscious creating protective tension patterns to helps stabilize the torso, help facilitate improper breathing patterns, while holding onto emotional distress. All of these can create symptoms of pain while limiting the shoulders true potential.

Common Shoulder Centric Diagnoses for Which We Screen

These are a few common diagnoses we screen and treat for regarding shoulder symptoms. This list is not exhaustive as many symptoms and concerns do not have great diagnoses.

  1. Rotator Cuff Tear
  2. Labral Tear
  3. Impingement Syndrome
  4. AC Sprain
  5. Scapular Dyskinesis
  6. Impingement Syndrome
  7. Bursitis
  8. Myalgia
  9. Strain/Sprain
  10. Myofascial Trigger Points
  11. Frozen Shoulder
  12. Thyroid Dysregulation
  13. Cervical Radiculopathy
  14. Tendinosis
  15. Tendonitis

Respecting Your Finances

By offering our various programs we can quickly assess and test what is driving your symptoms and in turn provide quick options for care. Because of this, we will not only speed up recovery, but decrease overall expenses.

Is Shoulder Pain a Shoulder Problem?

47 %
of shoulder pain is originating within the spine

To accentuate the complexity of pain further, according to the Extremity Pain of Spinal Source (EXPOSS) study, 47% of shoulder pain is originating within the spine when mechanical in nature.1 This means, if a healthcare provider is not assessing the spine as the possible source of the problem, he or she only has a successful starting point of 53%. According to our academic standards, this is a failing grade. Big picture: shoulder pain does not mean shoulder problem and the research supports this statement.

The Extra Professional Touch to Your Shoulder Pain

If there are specific services local to where you live, we will help direct you to those services if needed. By using us your portal of entry contact for your shoulder health, we can be a non-biased party, providing only the best science-backed information. Our emphasis is on getting you to do what you need to do to liberate you from a system – the healthcare system.

Content written by Dr. Keith Sparks, DC | Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT) Practitioner, Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS) Certified Exercise Trainer, Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) Certified
Content Reviewed by Dr. Samuel Reals, DC | DNS – Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization Technique – Part A, B, C, Exercise 1

View Citations and References

1 Rosedale R, Rastogi R, Kidd J, Lynch G, Supp G, Robbins SM. A study exploring the prevalence of Extremity Pain of Spinal Source (EXPOSS). J Man Manip Ther. 2020;28(4):222-230. doi:10.1080/10669817.2019.1661706

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Contact Us with Further Questions

If you are in the Wichita, KS, area and are having frustrations, complications, or stagnant results with care, then contact us for in-person help with our unique healthcare approaches. If you are not within the greater Wichita, KS metro, we have created amazing Telehealth and Video Programs to provide you the same high-quality care. Contact our professional chiropractic staff at our East Wichita clinic or West Wichita clinic about possible treatments for your muscle, joint, nutrition, and health-related concerns today.