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Shoulder Pain

Acupuncture & Herbalist located in Shrewsbury, NJ

Shoulder Pain services offered in Shrewsbury, NJ


Your shoulder has the greatest flexibility of any joint in your body but that excellent range of motion comes at the price of an increased vulnerability to injury. At Acupuncture Health Services in Shrewsbury, New Jersey, doctor of acupuncture and Chinese medicine Michael Beys, LAc, DACm, treats shoulder pain using innovative natural techniques like acupuncture. Call the office or use the online booking tool to make your appointment today.

What causes shoulder pain?

Shoulder pain can affect muscles, tendons, ligaments, cartilage, and bones. Some of the most common causes are: 

  • Arthritis (osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, post-traumatic arthritis)  
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Labral (cartilage) tears
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Fractures
  • Dislocations
  • Tendonitis
  • Nerve damage
  • Bursitis

Acute shoulder pain lasts for less than six months, and chronic shoulder pain continues for six months or longer. If untreated, a fairly minor problem like a shallow rotator cuff tear that causes only mild acute pain could deepen, becoming a chronic and debilitating full-thickness tear. 

When should I seek help with shoulder pain?

If your shoulder pain keeps you from moving normally, or if it’s growing worse instead of better, it’s time to reach out to Acupuncture Health Services for help. Dr. Beys can also help people who’ve tried other treatments without success. Many people also see Dr. Beys when they’re looking for a natural alternative to pain medications.

How is shoulder pain treated?

Your body possesses tremendous healing powers, so shoulder pain may sometimes yield to rest and shoulder immobilization like a sling. But you can jump-start your body’s healing capabilities and recover much faster with natural treatments like acupuncture. 

In acupuncture treatments, Dr. Beys carefully inserts whisper-thin metal filaments (tiny needles) into specific parts of your shoulder, usually just above the painful area. The treatment is painless thanks to Dr. Beys’ unique quick-insertion method. 

Acupuncture draws blood to the injured and painful area, thereby surrounding your damaged shoulder tissue with oxygen and nutrients. This decreases local inflammation and stimulates healing. 

Acupuncture also triggers your brain to release feel-good endorphins and overrides pain signals that reach your brain’s pain receptors. Dr. Beys may also recommend other approaches to help better manage your shoulder pain, such as a specialized massage technique called cupping or herbal remedies. 

Acupuncture Health Services uses proven medical treatments with thousands of years of history behind them. Dr. Beys never recommends invasive, artificial, or painful treatments, preferring to work with and escalate your body’s natural abilities instead. 

If you’re only using one arm or feel scared to move your shoulder, don’t subject yourself to any more pain. Schedule your appointment at Acupuncture Health Services by calling the office or clicking the online scheduling link today.

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