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Have you been diagnosed with a “SLAP” lesion in your shoulder? "SLAP" stands for Superior Labrum Anterior-Posterior. It means the cup that cradles the ball of your shoulder has been damaged where the biceps tendon attaches.
SLAP lesions account for approximately 25% of all shoulder arthroscopic surgeries.
The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons recommends a 6-12 week course of conservative management before considering surgical intervention. Current research shows two-thirds of SLAP lesions will respond with significant improvement to non-surgical care that includes shoulder motion, rotator cuff balance, plus hip, core, and scapular stability.
SLAP lesions are more likely to require surgery if there was a specific traumatic cause or when there is instability to the shoulder joint. It is important to note that post-surgical patients do require rehabilitation to improve shoulder and scapular stability. Otherwise, studies show 10% of patients require a second surgery due to re-tearing on the labrum. Like other injuries, smoking increases the risk of re-tear due to the diminished capacity of tissue healing.
To have the best outcomes it is important to seek care sooner rather than later. Contact our office if you are looking to avoid surgery or for post-surgical conservative care of your shoulder pain in North Dallas.
Shoulder Pain Shoulder pain can arise from a multitude of places—from joints, muscles, tendons, and bursa in and around the shoulder region as well as from more distant locations like the neck, upper back, or even referred pain from the gall bladder. The onset of shoulder pain is highly variable as it can ar
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Can Spinal Manipulation Help Shoulder Pain or Function? Non-surgical, conservative care to address shoulder pain, especially when caused by shoulder impingement syndrome (SIS), is one of the most common reasons patients visit a chiropractic office. Doctors of chiropractic often manage the condition with a combination of manual therapies and exercises
What Do Chiropractors Do for Shoulder Pain? When people think of chiropractic care, they usually imagine back pain, neck pain, and headaches, as research STRONGLY supports chiropractic treatment for these complaints. But what about chiropractic care for shoulder pain? In 2010 and again in 2014, the United Kingdom government publishe
Comparison of Treatments for Frozen Shoulder A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
"To our knowledge, this is the first systematic review and network meta-analysis to comprehensively analyze all nonsurgical randomized clinical trials pertaining to the treatment of frozen shoulder as well as the largest systematic review ever published in the field.
Based on the available evidence, it appears that the use of an IA (intra articular) corticosteroid for patients with frozen shoulder of duration less than 1 year is associated with greater benefits compared with all other interventions, and its benefits may last as long as 6 months...
Combination therapy with IA corticosteroid plus physiotherapy may be associated with significant benefits compared with IA corticosteroid alone or physiotherapy alone for ER ROM and function, respectively, at 6 weeks.
Compared with control, combined IA corticosteroid plus physiotherapy appeared to be associated with an early benefit in ER ROM (as long as 6 weeks), with clinical significance.
Subacromial administration of corticosteroid appeared to be as efficacious as IA administration.
The addition of acupuncture to physiotherapy did not seem to be associated with any added benefits.
Based on the network meta-analysis, arthrographic distension with IA corticosteroid was probably the most effective intervention for pain at 12 weeks follow-up. IA corticosteroid alone ranked second, and as demonstrated by the pairwise meta-analysis, the benefit of adding distension appeared clinically nonsignificant."
Open access: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamanetworkopen/fullarticle/2774247?utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=content-shareicons&utm_content=article_engagement&utm_medium=social&utm_term=010421#.X_I8UehGYMU.twitter
Comparison of Treatments for Frozen Shoulder: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis This systematic review and meta-analysis assesses and compares the effectiveness of available treatment options for frozen shoulder to guide musculoskeletal practitioners and inform guidelines.
Why Is Shoulder Pain So Common? Shoulder pain is common. If fact, it’s highly likely that many of you reading this currently have or have had a shoulder injury, as studies suggest that about 90% of us will tear our rotator cuff, labrum, and/or capsule at some point in time during our lives. So why is this so common? More impo
Shoulder Pain – What Are My Treatment Options? The shoulder is not just one joint but rather four: the sternoclavicular (collar bone/breast bone), acromioclavicular (the “roof” of the ball & socket joint), glenohumeral (the ball & socket joint), and scapulothoracic joints (shoulder blade/rib cage joint). There are also many struct
What Is Frozen Shoulder? Adhesive capsulitis (also known as “frozen shoulder”) is the end result of inflammation, scarring, thickening, and shrinkage of the capsule that surrounds the humeral head or “ball” part of the ball and socket joint. Adhesive capsulitis dramatically reduces the range of motion of the affe
Non-Surgical Care for Shoulder Instability in Young Adults Shoulder instability (SI) occurs when the soft tissues (joint capsule, ligaments, and labrum) that hold the humerus in the shallow ball-and-socket glenohumeral joint become stretched, torn, or detached. When
Shoulder pain can be caused by a number of things...click the link to read more.
What Causes Shoulder Pain? Each year, Americans make 7.5 million doctor visits related to shoulder/upper arm pain. After neck and back pain, shoulder pain is one of the top reasons patients seek chiropractic care. So, why are shoulder injuries so prevalent? Though there are many possible explanations that address th
Can the Cervical Spine Cause Shoulder Pain? Subacromial impingement (SAI) is a common injury in sporting activities that require overhead motions, especially among pitchers, quarterbacks, and swimmers. Not everyone responds to treatment to the same degree, and a new study that reviewed two specific cases may offer a possible reason: the ne
Rusted out shoulder joint? Getting help sooner than later means better outcomes.... If you need help and are looking for non-surgical options give us a call today at 972-325-2052
Osteoarthritis of the Shoulder Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis and is caused when the smooth cartilage surface of an articulating/moving joint wears away until there is bone-on-bone contact that results in both loss of movement and pain. Although OA most commonly affects the joints under the greatest l
Many Doctors and Nurses Not Aware That Diabetes Raises Risk for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Frozen Shoulder.
Type 2 diabetics have an increased risk for limited joint mobility (LJM) disorders of the upper extremities, such as carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) and adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder). Surveys completed by 245 nurse practitioners and 390 general practitioners revealed that more than half were unaware that LJM is a complication associated with diabetes mellitus.
BMC Family Practice, July 2019
Opioid overdose and deaths linked to gifting and payments made by drug makers gifting and payments made to prescribing physicians.
Study Links Drug Maker Gifts for Doctors to More Overdose Deaths Counties where doctors got more meals, trips and consulting fees from opioid makers had higher overdose deaths involving prescription opioids.
Americans now have a 1 in 96 chance of dying from an opioid overdose...
You are now more likely to die of an opioid overdose than in a car crash The National Safety Council made the announcement Monday.
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We hope this impacts you the way it does us! Life is a precious gift.
Common painkillers triple side effects of dementia, study says Common painkillers have previously been linked to heart risks. Now scientists believe the medication could also triple the side effects of dementia.
Trigenics is one of the methods we use to help make rapid changes to shoulder range of motion. Check out their write up on the effect of Diabeties on Frozen Shoulder.
Frozen Shoulder and Diabetes - Trigenics Frozen Shoulder Clinic Frozen shoulder and diabetes sufferers have it particularly tough. Conventional treatments can be less effective for those who have diabetes.
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"My frozen shoulder is keeping me up at night! What can I do for relief?!"
If you suffer from adhesive capsulitis, or frozen shoulder, you know nights are the worst! Many lose countless hours of sleep and as a result are put on prescription sleeping pills and narcotic painkillers.
The reason frozen shoulder can feel worse is because circulation is lower at night. With the blood moving more slowly, water is not filtered as quickly by the kidneys. This causes a generalized retention of water which results in increased internal pressure.
One tip is to try stretch before sleep! It doesn't have to be shoulder-specific stretches. The goal is simply to improve blood circulation. Find some stretches online that work for you and are gentle on the shoulder.
Eat More Plant-Based Foods to Help Stay Thin.
Those with a diet rich in plant-based foods have a significantly lower average BMI and fat mass index scores than participants in a study of over 9,600 older adults with a more traditional Western-style diet in a study of over 9,600 older adults.
Lead author Dr. Zhangling Chen adds, “Our study suggests that a more plant-based and less animal-based diet beyond strict adherence to vegan or vegetarian diets may be beneficial for preventing overweight/obesity in middle-aged and elderly populations.”
European Congress on Obesity, May 2018
NSAIDs Increase Cardiovascular Risk in Osteoarthritis Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs contribute to the elevated risk for cardiovascular disease in people with osteoarthritis, new research shows, but alternatives for pain management are limited.
Carotenoid-Rich Foods Can Reduce Inflammation.
New research shows that increasing the amount of carotenoid-rich foods in the diet can help reduce inflammation in the body within six weeks. Foods rich in carotenoids include carrots, sweet potatoes, dark leafy greens, and tomatoes.
Nutrition Research, February 2018
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Is Exercise an Antidote for Aging?
Exercise may be the best option to counter the physical effects of aging. In this study, investigators assessed both female and male cyclists, aged 55 to 79, and found that compared with non-exercisers, the cyclists did not exhibit age-related muscle mass or strength loss, they did not experience age-related increases in body fat or cholesterol levels, and their immune system was as robust as that of a younger person. Researcher Dr. Janet Lord writes, “Our research means we now have strong evidence that encouraging people to commit to regular exercise throughout their lives is a viable solution to the problem that we are living longer but not healthier.”
Aging Cell, March 2018
Be aware that the #1 reason for ACUTE LIVER FAILURE is Acetaminophen Overdose.
In my opinion, anyone taking acetaminophen (active ingredient in Tylenol) should be taking extra Glutathione and a glutathione recycling agent like NAC.
Glutathione is a major antioxidant and detoxifier in the liver. If levels get too low in the liver then acute cellular damage will occur in the presence of acetaminophen. This OTC medication is toxic to the liver even at recommended doses (see the Mayo clinic link below).
Glutathione is the only thing standing between a healthy liver and acute liver failure. This is why you must also avoid ALL alcohol if taken acetaminophen. Alcohol depletes the liver of glutathione leaving the liver open to damage.
The nutritional building block of Glutathione are found naturally in sulfur-containing foods like: onions, garlic, cabbage, and broccoli.
Acetaminophen Overdosing Common, Especially in Cold/Flu Season Even in noninfluenza months, a significant number of users are surpassing the maximum daily adult dose of 4 g. Study authors suggest more guidance may be necessary.
CHRONIC PAIN IS A BRAIN PROBLEM - Why do people experience phantom limb pain when the limb has already been removed? Any treatment plan that ignores the role of the human 'central processor' will be incomplete.
US Opioid Overdose Epidemic Getting Worse The latest data from US emergency departments are a 'wake-up' call on the fast-moving epidemic of opioid overdoses, the CDC says.
Over-the-Counter Painkillers May Alter Emotions.
A recent research review focusing on nonprescription painkillers found that these types of medicines can reduce a person's ability to empathize with the pain of others, make some more willing to part with possessions, and can even impair information processing. Lead researcher Dr. Kyle Ratner writes, “In many ways, the reviewed findings are alarming… Consumers assume that when they take an over-the-counter pain medication, it will relieve their physical symptoms, but they do not anticipate broader psychological effects.”
Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences, February 2018
Bursitis, tendonitis, and frozen shoulder are driven by inflammation. Tumeric has show positive bennifits. Consider this at home DIY dietary approach for reducing inflammation.
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