Most often, neck and shoulder pain results from soft tissue damage, which means your muscles, tendons and ligaments have become tight or strained. Less common causes are degenerative disease, poor posture, trauma, or genetic abnormalities. Pain also stems from frozen shoulder, pinched nerves, or overuse. Dr. Katzen helps you determine the reason for your shoulder or neck pain and helps you manage it using cold laser therapy or chiropractic adjustments. He will gladly answer any questions or concerns you have before beginning treatment.
Dr. Katzen uses cold laser therapy as a primary treatment. This involves applying low-level lasers to the affected area to stimulate healing deep at the cellular level. Chiropractic adjustments, which involve moving, stretching, and manipulating the spine, also assist in relieving tight neck or shoulder muscles and loosening up ligaments to get you back to living a pain-free life.
Cold laser therapy features a hand-held device that emits a light at a specific frequency that penetrates the upper layers of the skin.The light stimulates cells to naturally reduce inflammation and prompt healing. It’s a highly effective, non-invasive therapy that causes no pain or side effects.
You will meet with Dr. Katzen to discuss your symptoms and medical history. He’ll analyze your spine and the affected area to determine the proper course of treatment. Expect your first therapy session at the initial appointment. If you’re suffering from neck and shoulder pain, call or schedule an appointment online with Dr. Katzen at Montgomery Chiropractic so you can begin to feel relief. The practice is currently welcoming new patients and accepts most major forms of insurance.
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