Shoulder Pain Treatment

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Chiropractic Health and Wellness Clinic provides shoulder pain treatment that’s non-invasive and drug-free. Its holistic approach can provide effective ongoing relief.

With the knowledge and experience Dr David Liew’s acquired over the past 20 years, he’ll be able to use the most efficient chiropractic treatment to ease discomfort as quickly as possible.

Dr Liew is polite and friendly. I have confidence in his skills and I like his treatment methods.

Other than giving me treatment, Dr Liew also taught me how to do exercises to help heal my right shoulder faster.

Now that I no longer feel pain, I can look forward to a more active lifestyle.

Teo Cheng Hoo

Causes of shoulder pain

Disease or injury in shoulder joints can result in pain. Other common causes of shoulder pain are:

  • Torn tendon.
  • Tendonitis – inflammation of the tendons.
  • Bursitis – inflammation of a bursa (fluid-filled sac that lessens friction between tissues).
  • Instability – when the shoulder joint becomes too loose. This can lead to dislocation.
  • Arthritis – joint inflammation.
  • Fracture.

Pain in the shoulder can also be the result of problems elsewhere in the body, including the heart, gall-bladder, pancreas, neck, and mid-back.

Signs of shoulder problems

Symptoms of shoulder issues include:

  • Persistent stiffness or pain.
  • Pain that worsens with movement.
  • Weakness, numbness or a tingling sensation.
  • Pain on top of the shoulder.

Resting the shoulder and taking pain-killers may help to alleviate symptoms for a while, but they’re unlikely to provide effective long-term shoulder pain relief.

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Natural remedies for shoulder pain

In some cases, shoulder pain may be mild at first, only occurring with certain movements. However, unless treated, increased wear and tear will result, causing worse pain.

For example, a shoulder dislocation left untreated can damage nerves, ligaments, and blood vessels. Conditions like bursitis in the shoulder become more difficult to treat effectively the longer the condition is allowed to progress.

Natural at-home remedies for shoulder problems include:

  • Compression wraps
  • Epsom salt bath
  • Massage
  • Turmeric paste
  • Stretching exercises

Natural, drug-free treatments for shoulder pain include:

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Chiropractic provides effective shoulder pain relief

Dr David Liew is well trained in medical diagnosis. Before any chiropractic treatment can begin, he’ll carry out a detailed examination to find out whether more serious conditions could be “referring” pain to your shoulder.

A misalignment in the shoulder can result in inflammation and muscle spasms. Thus, chiropractic adjustments can be made to realign the joint and its surrounding tissues. These procedures may involve a drop-piece technique and trigger point therapy.

Drop-piece technique

The drop-piece technique uses a special table with several sections called drop pieces. These units can be raised a fraction of an inch so that when a chiropractic thrust is applied, the table drops slightly. This opens the joint during the adjustment.

Hence, the drop-pieces assist the thrust while minimising the force required.

Trigger point therapy

Trigger point therapy can relieve pain caused by increased areas of sensitivity in a muscle. It entails the application of pressure by the thumb or finger, and Dr David Liew will be able to gauge immediately how the muscle is responding.

Manual manipulation

Manual manipulation of joints and muscle tissue can be used to provide frozen shoulder pain relief when ligaments stiffen, shorten, and swell and stick to one another.

Manipulation of the upper back and neck can also help to alleviate shoulder pain.

Dislocation recovery care

If you’re recovering after surgical or non-surgical treatment for a shoulder dislocation, Dr David Liew can use compression techniques to ensure proper healing by keeping the bones in place.

Chiropractor providing shoulder pain relief

Why our patients choose us

Top Singaporean chiropractor Dr David Liew’s Chiropractic Health and Wellness Clinic has more than 20 years of experience in diagnosing shoulder problems and providing effective long-term shoulder pain relief.

Dr David Liew’s regarded as a pioneering chiropractor in Singapore and carries out his own research into shoulder problems and other painful conditions that can benefit from chiropractic care.

Besides treatment, Dr David Liew will advise you on self-help exercises to improve the strength and function of the shoulder – crucial for ongoing pain relief and to promote faster healing. He’ll also tell you whether at-home treatments such as massage and heat pads may be beneficial.

Even after receiving his Doctorate of Chiropractic from the Northwestern College of Chiropractic in Minnesota in the US, Dr David Liew still regularly attends chiropractic conferences to share his expertise and keep up to date with advances in chiropractic treatments and technologies.

Chiropractic Health and Wellness Clinic Pte Ltd

8 Eu Tong Sen Street
#11-84 The Central
Singapore 059818

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(Lunch: 12 nn – 2 pm)
Wed: 8.30 am – 12 nn (Closed every 2nd & 4th Wed of the month; may change without prior notice)
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