Shoulder Pain Treatment in New Jersey

Shoulder Pain Treatment in New Jersey

According to Harvard, over 70% of adult Americans will experience some form of shoulder pain in their lives, whether acute or chronic. Shoulder pain can range from mild to severe, and extreme shoulder pain can significantly affect your quality of life. 

Align Health & Wellness provides detailed and effective shoulder pain treatment in NJ. Our experienced and board certified professionals utilize a wide range of techniques and treatment modalities to provide lasting pain relief. We are committed to helping patients from all walks of life live to their fullest!

Contact us today to discuss options for shoulder pain treatment in NJ.

Shoulder Pain Treatment Options

Muscle and connective tissue injuries in the shoulder are often a result of repetitive motion stress or pre-existing injury, whether it’s a car accident, sports injury, or other type of trauma. The shoulder is composed of a dense network of muscles, tendons, and ligaments, and inflammation or damage to one of them can create sharp or dull pains that radiate down your arm bone and back. 

At Align Health & Wellness, we prioritize creating a healing and supportive environment to help our patients manage pain successfully. We accept most forms of insurance and are always looking for ways to improve our techniques to achieve the best results. Regardless of the source of your shoulder pain, one of our treatment options can help you manage it. 

Chiropractic Treatment for Shoulder Pain

Shoulder issues can often be a result of a misalignment in the spine. Chiropractic care focuses on the manual manipulation of the back and spine to align vertebrae and treat systemic conditions throughout the body. 

Problems in the shoulder and back can irritate nerves, muscles, tendons, and ligaments, creating both acute and chronic pain. In many cases, irritation is a result of misalignments in your spine pulling on muscles and putting pressure on the nerves running up your back and through your shoulder. 

Aside from the immediate physical benefits of reducing pain, chiropractic care can also have mental benefits. Reducing pain can improve your sleep quality and comfort, allowing you to relax and enjoy a better mood. Increased energy from a treated shoulder will also help you better manage daily tasks, such as work and chores. Contact us today to find a chiropractor for shoulder pain. 

Physical Therapy for Shoulder Pain

Physical therapy focuses on strengthening muscles and connective tissues to regain strength, function, flexibility, and mobility. If your shoulder pain has significantly decreased your physical functioning, regular physical therapy from one of our professionals can help you get back to normal levels. 

Physical therapy combines a range of treatment modalities ranging from strength training and stretching to direct manual stimulation. Some common physical therapy treatments for pain in your shoulder include:

  • Strength training via weights, resistance, or bodyweight training. Building strength helps prevent the injury and pain from returning. 
  • Joint mobilization involves stretching the joint capsule to increase mobility and reduce tightness around the shoulder joint. 
  • Massage therapy utilizes direct manual stimulation of muscles to remove tightness and stimulate endorphin production. 
  • Electric muscle stimulation involves applying a small electric current to activate nerves and reduce inflammation. 
  • Nonsteroidal anti inflammatory medication

Our physical therapists can create a custom routine that matches your exercise goals and level of comfort. We frequently work with both athletes and non-athletes to help them regain function and maximize their performance. 

Acupuncture for Shoulder Pain

Acupuncture has become an increasingly popular method of pain and tension management because it is a non-drug and non-invasive therapy. Acupuncture works by stimulating the production of endorphins and other chemical compounds by inserting small needles at specific points in the body. 

Acupuncture is an old practice that dates back to ancient China. Modern medicine has validated the therapeutic effects of acupuncture as an effective means of acute pain management. In fact, a study in the Annals of Family Medicine found that nearly 75% of patients who received acupuncture for shoulder pain were either satisfied or very satisfied with the results. 

Our acupuncturists receive extensive training and incorporate a holistic mindset in their practice. We see a wide range of clients and create unique, custom treatment plans tailored to their conditions. If you are experiencing shoulder or rotator cuff pain, we highly recommend giving our acupuncture specialists a call!

Shoulder Pain Treatment FAQ

For your convenience and information, below are some of the most common questions we receive about shoulder pain treatment in NJ. 

What Is the Most Common Cause of Shoulder Pain?

According to the Hospital for Special Surgery, the most common cause of shoulder pain is rotator cuff injury or tearing, which affects anywhere between two million and four million adult Americans each year. Other common causes include repetitive motion injury, car accidents, arthritis, and excessive intense exercise. 

What Should I Avoid With Shoulder Pain?

If you have shoulder pain, you should avoid any motion that activates the shoulder motion, such as lifting heavy objects, throwing things, swimming, and lifting weights. You should also avoid side sleeping and sitting for long periods as both activities can exacerbate pain. 

Can Shoulder Pain Go Away On Its Own?

Shoulder pain can go away on its own if it is a minor issue and you give it proper rest. However, some shoulder injuries will not heal properly on their own, so you should see a medical professional for treatment. 

Does Shoulder Pain Require Surgery?

Whether or not your shoulder pain requires surgery depends on the root cause. For example, muscle strains or pinched nerves usually heal on their own. However, a problem such as a torn rotator cuff may require surgery to fully heal. 

Holistic Health & Wellness

Our doctors accept most insurance plans, including workers’ compensation, no-fault, and PIP (personal injury protection). Same-day appointments may be available.

If you are not sure that you need professional treatment, read our blog on the most common indications you need to see a chiropractor. Contact Align Health & Wellness online or call today at (609) 799-8444 to schedule an appointment for shoulder pain treatment in NJ!


186 Princeton Hightstown Rd, Building 3B #104, West Windsor Township, NJ 08550


(609) 799-8444


Office Hours:

  • Monday – Friday: 10.00 AM To 07.00 PM
  • Tuesday: 10.00 AM To 05.00 PM
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed