Shoulder Pain Specialist

Shoulder pain is a common problem among men and women over age 50, with nearly 25% of this age group experiencing some form of shoulder pain. Men and women in the Columbus, Ohio, community turn to Dr. Peter Manz of Midwest Chiropractic Center LLC for natural, effective shoulder pain relief. Whether it is the result of a sports injury, loss of mobility, or a neck condition, Dr. Manz takes a comprehensive approach to relieving your symptoms and restoring mobility and function to your shoulder joint. Call or schedule an appointment online.


Shoulder Pain Q & A
by Peter Manz, DC

What causes shoulder pain?

Shoulder pain is a common condition caused by a variety of issues. When you feel pain in your shoulder, it doesn’t always mean that the pain originates in your shoulder. It may be coming from the muscles, ligaments, and tendons surrounding your shoulder joint.

Some common causes of shoulder pain include:

  • Cervical spine (neck) problems
  • Rotator cuff tendinitis or tear
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Severe infections or tumors
  • Bursitis
  • Broken bones

How is shoulder pain treated?

As with most spinal or joint pain, treatment depends largely on the underlying cause of the shoulder pain. Once Dr. Manz determines what’s causing your shoulder to hurt or your loss of mobility, he may prescribe a series of chiropractic adjustments and exercises.

If the pain from your shoulder is the result of a neck issue or misalignment of your cervical spine, he works to correct the misalignment to relieve pressure and alleviate your shoulder pain.

What is frozen shoulder?

Frozen shoulder, or adhesive capsulitis, is a condition that affects your shoulder joint and causes stiffness and pain. When the tissue surrounding the bones in your shoulder joint becomes thick, tight, and hard to move, your shoulder becomes “frozen,” and it’s often very painful. You also lose mobility and are sometimes unable to raise your arm. If left untreated, frozen shoulder pain usually worsens over time.

How is a dislocated shoulder treated?

A dislocated shoulder is often the result of a painful sports injury or a slip-and-fall accident. Since the shoulder is the most mobile joint in your body, the upper arm bone can pop out of the cup-shaped socket attached to your shoulder blade. A dislocated shoulder is extremely painful and requires immediate medical attention.

Dr. Manz carefully moves the dislocated bone back into place and recommends natural treatment and therapies so your shoulder can fully heal. Once you’ve dislocated your shoulder, the joint sometimes becomes unstable and becomes prone to repeat dislocations. Often, with treatment and a physical rehabilitation program, shoulder pain subsides and you can regain mobility.

If you have any kind of shoulder pain that is the result of an injury or pain that is chronic, call or go online to schedule an appointment with Dr. Manz so he can determine the best course of treatment.