Dr. Andrew Kiper and Dr. Samuel Pare of Lakeside Spine & wellness, diagnose and treat the root causes of a wide range of and neck and shoulder pain using the McKenzie Method of MDT. Once the classification has been achieved, simple movements are taught to the patient to begin to heal their injury and pain fast and effectively.
Whether the shoulder pain is coming from the neck, rotator cuff issue, frozen shoulder, or trauma. Our doctors offer effective and comprehensive treatments for patients throughout the north-side communities of Chicago. We specialize in teaching our patients self-care and prevention. A typical treatment plan is usually less than 10 visits!
Neck and Shoulder Pain Q & A
What Causes Neck Pain? Most neck pain is mechanical in nature. this means that it is not a structural problem such as stenosis, or bone growth issues. Neck pain is not typically associated with changes in cervical curves as many old-school chiropractors may believe. Neck pain is also typically not chemical in nature either. So what causes it? Typically most neck pain is discogenic in nature, meaning that because of poor posture and constant flexion of the neck, there is now nerve irritation that is causing symptoms such as pain and muscle spasm. Half of all shoulder issues arise from the neck, so by fixing the neck problem the shoulder pain goes away extremely quickly.
How Do You Treat Neck and Shoulder Pain? Since most neck pain is mechanical in nature, we treat it in a mechanical way. We will find a “directional preference” that reduces symptoms and teach the patient how to heal themselves and keep it from coming back. Oftentimes posture correction directly coincides with fully reducing neck and or shoulder symptoms. Movement therapy, minimal Chiropractic manipulation, and posture correction play the biggest roles in correcting neck and shoulder pain.
I’m getting pain and or tingling radiating into my arm and hand, could that be from my neck? Most of the time radiating symptoms into the extremities actually originates from the spine. If you only treat the area that is symptomatic, the root cause of the problem is never addressed. Correcting the spinal problem almost always completely abolishes any peripheral symptoms.