Rotator cuff injuries are a common and often debilitating affliction for many, particularly those who work in industries requiring repeated shoulder motion and/or upper body strength. It can become challenging to complete everyday activities, such as carrying groceries, reaching above your head, or lifting heavy objects. While many people with the injury consider surgery, it should be a last resort because it carries certain risks. Fortunately, many options are available to help prevent them from occurring or help manage non-invasive and effective pain.
A rotator cuff injury means one or more of the four muscles and tendons that make up your rotator cuff have been weakened or torn. Types of rotator cuff injuries can include the following:
Rotator cuff injury symptoms can vary, but the most common is persistent pain in your shoulder when you move it in certain ways. Other symptoms include losing strength, difficulty sleeping on the affected side, and a popping or cracking sensation. If you have any of these symptoms, a diagnosis can typically be done with either an X-Ray or MRI. Then, a proper treatment plan can be put into place. It's important not to wait because prolonged damage can occur if not addressed promptly. Fortunately, many options are available to help prevent rotator cuff injuries or manage their pain without resorting to surgery.
Rotator cuff injuries can be treated with non-invasive techniques. These treatments can help patients recover without the risks associated with surgical procedures.
Only if these treatments are ineffective should someone consider surgery. There can be complications, scarring, and long-term damage associated with the procedure, so it should be a last resort.
Houston Spine & Rehabilitation Centers is a trusted source providing alternative treatments for rotator cuff injuries. We have a wide range of services centered around a comprehensive approach that helps our patients heal and recover. We can provide pain management and advanced chiropractic care that helps our patients get back to a healthy lifestyle.
If you have a rotator cuff injury and don't want to use surgery to correct it, we are a preferred facility in the Greater Houston and Woodlands areas. We welcome you to visit our location for a personalized MRI Review by our Chief of Staff, Dr. Yezak, which is free of charge.
With four locations, we specialize in helping our patients live a better quality of life. If you're suffering from symptoms from a rotator cuff injury, don't hesitate to book an appointment today. Our team will be more than happy to help you out. We look forward to helping you achieve the best results for your specific condition.
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