Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs in Richmond, VA
Wang, Xiaoyan, L. Ac., MD (China)
Phone: (804) 301-1784
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Bringing Wisdom of Ancient China to US for Pain Management
Shoulder Pain Management  

A combination of several joints, tendons and muscles form the shoulder and give it its flexibility. Unfortunately the shoulder's flexibility can, over time, produce pain due to stress on muscles, ligaments and tendons.  Shoulder pain can be triggered by injuries (like a dislocated shoulder) as well as everyday strains like hunching over a garden weeding. Or, rarely, shoulder pain can be a warning of a more serious problem like a tumor or neurological condition.

Shoulder Pain Treatments

With an early diagnosis, treatments can be started that not only provide pain relief and management, but help slow the progression of shoulder problems. The most frequently used shoulder treatments are surgery, medicine and alternative therapies.

Shoulder Pain Surgery

If medicine and physical therapy fail to bring relief, surgery is often thought as a last resort for shoulder pain management. However, there are limits to what surgery can accomplish. It can't undo damage from wear and aging. And it also carries risks.

Shoulder Pain Management and Relief Medications

Pharmaceutical treatments for shoulder pain range from over-the-counter medicines like aspirin to prescription drugs. Pain relievers like acetaminophen may be helpful to osteo shoulder pain sufferers since their condition involves little inflammation.
For people with arthritis shoulder pain, NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), which include ibuprofen, aspirin and newer drugs like are helpful. NSAIDs with COX-2 specific inhibitors that block an enzyme known to cause an inflammatory response are often prescribed by medical doctors for shoulder pain management and relief. However these drugs carry with them the risk of side effects like heart disease, digestive disorders, ulcers and liver damage.

Traditional Chinese Medicine for shoulder Pain Management

Fortunately, Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine offer shoulder pain sufferers the option of natural pain management and relief therapies without the risks of surgical and pharmaceutical approaches. The sooner the treatment begins, the quicker the pain relieves. If you would like to pursue this form of treatment or information, please contact Xiaoyan.
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Pain Relief
Wang, Xiaoyan
Phone: (804) 301-1784