If you are suffering shoulder pain, it may have been diagnosed as rotator cuff tear, frozen shoulder, shoulder impingement, and so on. You may have tried many therapies, but were disappointed by the outcome. You may wonder, how will Dr. Song treat the shoulder pain? Will there be any difference?
Recover from shoulder pain with Dr. Song
When you visit Dr. Song for the first time, he will collect the information of your shoulder pain history, including the diagnosis you have been told. Furthermore, Dr. Song will ask you things about your daily life, such as sleep, diet, and exercise, because your body status is entirely related to your recovery.
Dr. Song will consider the diagnosis you have been told, but he will use his way to assess your painful shoulder and even the whole musculoskeletal system to get a more detailed diagnosis. This diagnosis will help Dr. Song to answer the following questions:
1. Is this shoulder pain a local problem, or are other parts related, such as the cervical spine or whole body?
2. Which specific tissue(s) triggered the pain? And what happened the tissue(s)?
3. What methods and techniques can be used to ease the pain, and in what order?
4. Based on the feedback after the first couple of sessions, how long will the recovery be, and how well can the problem be recovered?
Answering the above questions will help both you and Dr. Song have a clearer understanding of your shoulder problem.
An Example Case:
Mr. W had right shoulder pain for over three months. He was injured in a hockey game and tried many therapies with little improvement. He has been told his right rotator cuff was injured. After a complete assessment, Dr. Song determined that Mr. W had his right subscapular tendon wounded, and there was some abnormal tension that had increased in the associated soft tissues. All of these caused changes to his shoulder movement patterns and limited his recovery.
By using acupuncture and manual therapy to reduce the inflammation and relax the soft tissues, plus proper movement exercises, Mr. W recovered after three treatment sessions and was able to play hockey again.