Shoulder Pain - Brant Wellness & Rehab

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Shoulder Pain

“How to Tackle Nagging Shoulder Problems - Without Popping Pills Or Visiting Your Doctor!”

Shoulder pain comes in many different guises. From swimmer's shoulder, where the tendon rubs against the scapula. Frozen shoulder where the joint becomes “frozen" and immobile - through to rotator cuff injuries that put the injured arm out of business altogether for a while because of the magnitude of pain when lifting or moving your arm.

The shoulder joint is susceptible to degenerative conditions like arthritis, especially from age 45 onwards. So it's a good preventative step to have regular chiropractic adjustments to keep your shoulder and other joints moving and functioning well.

It pays to get it fixed and get it fixed quickly.

But arthritis and other joint problems are not the only things that can cause shoulder pain. Much can go wrong around the shoulder joint. From potential injuries to the brachial plexus, hundreds of nerves pass from your spinal cord through the shoulder and down into the arm to entrapment of the median nerve and tendinitis.

When you have shoulder pain, dressing becomes difficult, exercising and the gym are a definite no-no. Even typing on your laptop, as you always have, becomes impossible. You’re officially "on the bench." So, when you have a problem with the shoulder joint or surrounding muscles, ligaments, or tendons, it can be pretty debilitating and affect many aspects of your daily life.

You've probably already sought help from your medical doctor – who did their best for you. But if it's not a broken bone that they can glue back together, and they can't see anything on the X-ray or MRI Scan, they're usually a bit stumped. So instead, all you got were painkillers that you don't want to take.

Does this sound like you?  If so, you are not alone. We’re here to help. 

We hear this kind of story almost every day from our patients suffering from SHOULDER PAIN. They come to our BRANTFORD clinic when they can't bear being out of action and not able to move their arm(s) any longer. Or when their shoulder pain seems to be lasting longer than it should or used to in the past.

All our patients have different root causes for their shoulder pain, but one thing they all want to know is:

“Why is This Happening to Me?”...

or

“Why Am I Still Suffering With Shoulder Pain After Putting Up With It For 6 Months (Maybe More)?”

Well, most people think shoulder pain will gradually get better, so they try to ignore it.

Foolishly believing that they've just pulled a muscle or something or were a bit over-enthusiastic on the tennis court… But six months later, ignoring it isn't working, is it? Instead, your shoulder pain is worse than it was before.

Does That Sound Like You?

The doctor probably told you to take over-the-counter anti-inflammatory tablets (even though you don’t like taking them) and use hot or cold compresses. Maybe they told you to rest too, take time off work, and come back and see them in 6 months.

Some of these things may offer short-term relief, but they certainly don’t fix the problem. Life is too short and too precious to spend it in pain and taking painkillers that may negatively affect your long-term health. Many of the patients we see who get this type of advice have been back and forth to their doctor multiple times, and nothing has gotten better. Sadly, they're just given more potent pain pills and told to "keep on resting," which often worsens the pain and stiffness. It's a big problem, and it's why so many people aged 45+ are still suffering from SHOULDER PAIN.

Has This Type of Thing Happened to You?

You're probably wondering whether your shoulder pain will ever get better, or whether you should accept the debilitating pain, muscle weakness and stiffness as part of life. Perhaps you've been told by well-meaning friends and relatives that arthritis and frozen shoulders are an unfortunate part of growing older. Wrong.

The worst thing you can do is take health advice from Dr. Google or unqualified friends and relatives. You could potentially waste months of your life in pain when you can quickly and easily fix your issues with Physiotherapy, Chiropractic adjustment or therapeutic massage.

That's why you need an expert. First, we take a complete medical history to look for clues on why you have shoulder pain. Secondly, we examine your shoulder capsule along with the rest of your body, posture, and spinal alignment to find the root cause of YOUR shoulder pain.

But, most importantly – you don’t have to put up with it.

It's not normal – even if you are 45+.

If You’re Currently Living With Shoulder Pain, Here are 7 Reasons Why It Could Be Lasting Longer Than It Should:

  • You thought they would go away on their own and decided to ignore them.
  • Someone told you that it is age-related, so you should just put up with it.
  • You went to your doctor but were only offered pills that caused an upset stomach.
  • You saw a health care professional – such as a Physiotherapist or Chiropractor. Still, even they couldn’t explain your shoulder pain, and after a few expensive visits: you gave up.
  • You tried foam rolling to “stretch it out” yourself, but it made the pain worse.
  • You tried a shoulder mobility class, but you couldn’t complete the exercises due to pain.
  • You took six weeks off sports, but the pain hasn't gotten better.

If any of the above has happened to you, we invite you to speak with a doctor in person or on the telephone. You can book a FREE 15-minute phone consultation or a Discovery Visit at our BRANTFORD clinic. Our doctor will give you helpful advice regarding the next steps you should take to overcome your shoulder pain. So you can stop wasting time and start living your life again.

Just click the link below to book your free call with us to get some expert advice over the phone. The call is 100% complimentary, and there is no expectation or obligation to book further treatment. We never make false promises. We run our business on integrity. And we're passionate about helping the Brantford community be in the best physical shape possible, so if we can't help you (which is unlikely), we’ll recommend someone who can.

What Can I do to Get Rid of My Shoulder Pain or Sciatica Quickly?...

Well, here's 4 things you can do:

  • Firstly, decide today to get help from a professional. Those who put off getting treatment usually waste months with daily headaches only to regret not picking up the phone and seeking help sooner.
  • Secondly, get advice on the RIGHT exercises for your specific set of back pain symptoms. Exercise is an integral part of the rehabilitation process. But you must only incorporate exercise into your treatment plan at the right time. Sometimes doing the wrong stretch or exercise can make things much worse, especially before healing has taken place.
  • Next, Move. Movement is essential for our joints and muscles. If we don’t move, then muscles stiffen, and joints begin to ache more.  Sometimes just moving your arm in a circle can help loosen up muscles and reduce your pain levels.
  • Lastly, but arguably most importantly, seek one-to-one care with a quality Physiotherapist or Chiropractor. Thousands of people suffering from shoulder pain every day in BRANTFORD use Physiotherapy and Chiropractic services. But you must find someone you can trust and who treats you as an individual with specific needs. Don't let your shoulder pain interfere with your independence or ability to do what you love. We’re only a phone call away.

If you want to know how the team at BRANT WELLNESS AND REHAB, BRANTFORD can help you live with less shoulder pain. In that case, we invite you to start with a completely free, no-obligation, risk-free appointment at our BRANTFORD clinic:

Note: This Free Taster Session is for you if you are nervous or unsure about physiotherapy or chiropractic treatment. If you're uncertain of the benefits or whether it's right for your specific symptoms. So, if that sounds like you and you'd like to start with a free taster session to meet our doctor and find out more before committing to treatment, this option is for you.

So the next question is:

“How Can Choosing to See a Physical Therapist at BRANT WELLNESS AND REHAB Help You Get Rid of Your Shoulder Pain - In The Next Few Days?”

Here are just a few of the things our Physiotherapy and Chiropractic team can do for you:

  • Find the root cause of shoulder pain once and for all - often inside 20 minutes.
  • Help you understand what is causing your shoulder pain (we discuss this after your first examination)
  • Design a treatment plan for you that will help correct the underlying problem that is causing your shoulder pain.
  • Help you get to sleep and stay asleep, probably for the first time in weeks, months or even years.
  • Decrease your use of pain pills and reduce your visits to a medical doctor.
  • Stop you having to take time off work or away from your favourite activities.
  • Provide you with a plan of action – tailored to your specific needs – that will help you maintain your results and achieve your health goals.
  • Help you get back to doing what you love, whether that’s playing your favourite sport, picking up your grandchildren or running a marathon.

In summary, we help you start living again – free from chronic shoulder pain, muscle weakness, and joint stiffness.

If you want to know what it costs - and what availability we have at our health and wellness clinic in BRANTFORD, then please click the button below and complete the short form:

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Shoulder Pain

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“Find Out How People Just Like You, Came to Brant Wellness & Rehab - and Left Happier and Much Healthier!”

Please enjoy watching stories of other people with Shoulder pain just like you who came to see the Chiropractic and Physiotherapy team at Brant Wellness & Rehab - and left much healthier and happier:

When I arrived at Brant wellness and rehab about a month ago I was in quite a mess, severe pain, disc bulge, curved spine, crooked as a question mark. Having just had an MRI that I didn’t understand, Dr. Spenser has been amazing, professional, knowledgeable and a huge source of hope and positive energy. He explained in great detail what has happened to my spine and in a way that I could understand. I was looking for a non invasive and gentle approach to help improve my situation. For the first time in years I have hope and my quality of life has improved significantly within my first couple weeks of treatment. Everyone is kind and polite in the office, it is very clean, appointments have all been on time. I would highly recommend his services to anyone looking for a committed health care professional.
Tisha Bereziuk (Tisha B)
Tisha Bereziuk (Tisha B)
01:58 22 Sep 21
Marlene Romanoski
Marlene Romanoski
00:18 10 Apr 21
The team at Brant wellness and rehab are fantastic. I started going there after a rear ending and they were able to help me with my back issues. I have suffered from unrelated sciatica, and have went to different chiropractors. Dr. Spencer was the first one to ever suggest spinal decompression, since his suggestion I now live pretty much pain free from the pain going down my leg and calf by doing bi weekly visits with Dr. Spencer. I go to messages with Christine and Karen and they’re so great at what they do and so personable. Lana is always there to take my phone calls and switch around appointments or lump appointments together to suit my hectic schedule. Thanks again.
Leah Seager
Leah Seager
21:43 09 Oct 20
Thank you so much Brant Wellness and Rehab! Dr.Spencer is really helping me with serious neck pain. I’m on the mend! I also love the staff there, the service is very personable and professional!
Erin Conroy
Erin Conroy
18:59 06 Oct 20
I was looking for a Chiropractor that also offered other wellness therapies and found Brant Wellness. The staff are great and very accommodating for my schedule. I have had improvement with my health since starting with the clinic. They also offer direct payment with our benefit company which is fantastic.
Julie Madill
Julie Madill
03:43 31 Jul 20
Dr. Spenser is great for helping to ease my knee pain and my wife for her shoulder pain. For just a couple of session you will notice the improvement. It’s a great place to go and the staff are friendly.
mike zon
mike zon
00:15 31 Jul 20
I have been seeing Dr. Spencer for well over a year. The difference in my quality of life is tremendous. When I first started seeing him, I was starting to accept that my low back and hip issues were irreversible and had become debilitating. I no longer could do things I enjoyed like jogging or simple household tasks like laundry without having a flare-up. Thanks to Dr. Spencer this is no longer an issue. I can jog, exercise and do lots of bending with ease! In addition, Lana, their receptionist is truly a pleasure and so helpful and accommodating! Thanks to Brant Wellness and Rehab for offering such great service and care!
Melissa Boyd
Melissa Boyd
09:56 30 Jul 20
Thank you Dr. Dougley! Without you I would still be suffering terribly with sciatica pain.A big thank you also to Lana for all of her positive support and encouragement. You guys are the BEST !!JAYE PEPPER
Tammi Renton
Tammi Renton
21:33 29 Jul 20
Thorough care, professional staff, efficient, and clean facility! Would recommend to friends and family.
Stephen Gagne
Stephen Gagne
20:13 29 Jul 20
I came to Dr. Spenser after a work related injury and in so much pain I couldn't walk. He quickly diagnosed the issue and created a plan that had me back to work in weeks. I cannot say enough about both his abilities and level of care. I am still attending and it has made a huge difference in my quality of life.Also wanted to add that the entire staff are very friendly and accommodating.Thank youKen j
ken johnston
ken johnston
19:41 29 Jul 20
Dr. Spencer is great and works hard to ensure you have the right treatment without pain. Recommended my husband and he loves it there too.
Laura Gerard
Laura Gerard
19:06 29 Jul 20
I would recommend Dr. Spencer, he has helped me very much over the years and still continue to go. Also has wonderful friendly staff.
Kim Stanbridge
Kim Stanbridge
15:22 24 Jul 20
Dr. Spenser has helped be overcome my neck and shoulder pain with his chiropractic treatments. They're always painless and relaxing.
Matthew Lafantaisie
Matthew Lafantaisie
17:37 23 Jul 20
Dr.Spenser and his staff are awesome!! He diagnosed my back injury and has been a lifesaver. I went from barely being able to walk to being able to participate in sports again. Thank you Dr. Spenser
cheryl white
cheryl white
23:46 20 Jul 20
Doctor Spencer and his staff has really help our family.
John Dewaard
John Dewaard
14:47 20 Jul 20
I have been a patient of Dr. Spenser for a few years. He has been so helpful and professional. All the staff are great.
Dianne Peddle
Dianne Peddle
20:26 17 Jul 20
Very friendly, informative and reasonable with the frequency of appointments recommended. After a few visits I felt improvement and find the decompression table very effective.
Jennifer Harrison
Jennifer Harrison
02:33 17 Jul 20
My back pain goes away after a few visits service is very nice
Rob Downs
Rob Downs
17:22 16 Jul 20
Staff are always friendly, very helpful and professional!
Sheelagh Vervaecke
Sheelagh Vervaecke
21:15 15 Jul 20
Dr Spencer is absolutely amazing! I’ve been seeing him now for 6+ years and wouldn’t want to go to any other chiropractor. He has great “table side” manor, always putting you at ease His treatments are very gentle yet extremely effective. You definitely know he cares about your wellbeing.
Liz and John Kralt
Liz and John Kralt
00:26 15 Jul 20
Dr. Spencer is great!
Lisa Valletta
Lisa Valletta
00:11 15 Jul 20
Great service from all the staff, Dr. Dougley has done wonders with my back.
Patrick Fisher
Patrick Fisher
20:02 09 Jul 20
Dr. Spenser has always been able to accommodate me: Being a wheelchair user due to a SCI injury at age 20, he was more than willing to see me, examine me and come up with a treatment plan that would help me now as well as any future complications that may arise - Never thought I would receive the benefits I have had until Covid hit and was unable to see him for 6 weeks. The Spinal Cord Decompression treatments have been extremely beneficial to me for current daily sitting as well as long term sitting effects!
Jeff Wagensveld
Jeff Wagensveld
20:21 08 Jul 20
Great clinic! High integrity.
angela hanlon
angela hanlon
15:00 07 Jul 20
LOVE Brant Wellness and Rehab!! The staff are wonderful, helpful and always have your best interests at heart. My whole family has been seeing Dr. Spencer now for a couple years and what a difference we all feel! I've been dealing with back pain for quite some time and after seeing Dr. Spencer regularly, no more pain. My husband and I also get massages here too. We highly recommend Brant Wellness and Rehab!!!
Rebecca
Rebecca
01:33 07 Jul 20
I have used both the chiropractic and physiotherapy services at Brant Wellness with amazing results. All staff are courteous and very helpful, appointments run on schedule and in general a very efficiently run operation.
Marg Western
Marg Western
01:11 07 Jul 20
I experienced a serious debilitating back issue last summer. I did a Google search for local practitioners. I called Brant Wellness and rehab and they took me in right away. Dr. Spencer sent me for x-rays and put in place a treatment plan immediately. In short order I was able to move more freely and the pain subsided substantially. On top of that the receptionist is exceptionally warm, friendly and efficient.
Lyle Bentham
Lyle Bentham
22:08 06 Jul 20
Andrew Freitas
Andrew Freitas
16:39 06 Jul 20
Dr. Spenser and all the staff at Brant Wellness are kind, caring and professional. I started going to see Dr. Spenser due to significant pain in my lower back and legs in 2018. Dr. Spenser took the time to get to know me, asked lots of questions and sent me for an X-RAY prior to developing a treatment plan. This gave me the comfort and confidence that he was only act in my best interest. As a person with Fibromyalgia this is very important. Dr. Spenser has been performing Spinal Decompression Treatments as well as regular adjustments using his special tool that eliminates any jarring movements and traditional cracking. I highly recommend this office to anyone insearch of pain relief!
Paula Bergey
Paula Bergey
20:34 30 Jun 20
The staff at Brant Wellness and Rehab are wonderful people! They’re always very welcoming and helpful, when coming in for an appointment or over the phone. Dr. Spenser is fantastic, thorough with his treatments and always listens. He points you in the right direction on different exercises or services to try. This is a great facility, I highly recommend booking a visit.
Marissa Bean
Marissa Bean
14:41 30 Jun 20
At Brant Wellness and Rehab I have been treated with care, compassion and respect. I never feel ignored no matter my requests or questions to better understand my health. Dr Spenser Dougley uses techniques that do not hurt but help and I no longer have to feel afraid of hearing/feeling crunches with adjustments because that does not happen! I would and do recommend Brant Wellness and Rehab to everyone! Especially because it is an overall health system that provides massage therapy, chiro and rehab treatments all in one location! I love it!
Christine Francoeur
Christine Francoeur
13:36 30 Jun 20
I have been a patient at Brant Wellness since inception. The Doctor and staff have always been friendly and helpful. Good work.
Ron Abbott
Ron Abbott
23:16 29 Jun 20
Dr. Spenser and his entire team are amazing! Kind and compassionate. The clinic is always very clean and welcoming. Dr. Spenser’s treatments are gentle and effective. If you are looking for any of the treatments offered in this clinic, you have found the right place!
Penny Lyons-Johnston
Penny Lyons-Johnston
19:10 29 Jun 20
Dr. Dougley is a great chiropractor. He helped me through my challenges with my back. I followed him to his new location in Brantford.Thank you!
David M
David M
16:55 24 Jun 20
Dr Spenser has always displayed a wonderful combination of competence and compassion!His techniques are both up to the minute and effective. Two thumbs up!
Karen Grace
Karen Grace
15:02 23 Jun 20
The staff at Brant Wellness are very friendly and great at what they do. I've had great interactions with Dr. Spenser for several years now and, as a clinician myself, I know a caring health practitioner when I see one... And Dr. Spenser cares.
Jordon Iorio
Jordon Iorio
23:25 22 Jun 20
Dr. Spenser is a fantastic chiropractor. He did a complete exam on my first visit and I talked to him about the problems i was having with my wrist. He listened to my concerns and quickly came up with a treatment plan suited for me. Dr. Spenser is very caring and has help reduce my pain. Thanks Dr. Spenser 😊
Denise Murray
Denise Murray
21:14 20 Jun 20
Fantastic Staff , products & information.
Carol Ann Conlin
Carol Ann Conlin
05:46 18 Feb 20
Appointments always on time. Great, professional staff who don’t make you feel like a number. Went in for arthritis pain and in just a few weeks, I’m feeling significantly better in my day to day walking.
Terry V
Terry V
02:06 31 Dec 19
You won't regret going! Was nervous about seeing a chiropractor, but Dr Spencer is very gentle! He resolved my lower back pain in a few apts! I now go every once in a while, when it flares up! I've also had massages here, and they were great too... it's nice to do after an adjustment!
Lisa Mahn
Lisa Mahn
19:47 27 Dec 19
Shehnaz Meghani
Shehnaz Meghani
17:25 15 Dec 19
Always friendly, always on schedule and always on point with their care. Thanks team!
Dan Luton
Dan Luton
21:48 24 Sep 19
Friendly doctor and front desk
Greg Baker
Greg Baker
23:24 19 Sep 19
Excellent care provided by Dr. Dougley. Staff are always courteous and helpful. Appointment reminders are a big help! Highly recommended!
Doug Hall
Doug Hall
15:46 07 Aug 19
Such personal service. Everyone is so friendly and genuinely care about your health.
Kelly Durnford
Kelly Durnford
02:16 14 Jun 19
So far they have been fantastic, very friendly and helpful. I wasn't sure about chiropractic work, having heard mixed reviews but I can say it works for sure. My shoulders have never been so straight and no longer have bony protrusions where the collar bone hits the shoulder, and my ability to straighten out what was turning into what felt like a permanent hunch is remarkable. I'm very impressed.
Trevor Gerard
Trevor Gerard
21:23 07 May 19
Dr.Spenser is awesome! So gentle
Laura Barrieau
Laura Barrieau
17:06 26 Jan 19
Corby Lavgine
Corby Lavgine
11:51 04 May 18
I have never suffered from back problems until last summer when my back just seized up. I tried physio and different medications to no avail. After 6 months of debilitating pain, I booked with Dr Spenser after doing a thorough search online for a reputable chiropractor. I have always been a little apprehensive of chiropractors but booking with Dr Spenser was the best thing I could have ever done. My only regret is not having booked sooner. We set out a treatment plan and I am happy to report that short of our goal date, I am almost 100% better. If you are reading this, then you have nothing to lose to just book a consultation and get a better understanding of what his clinic is about. You won’t regret it.
v b
v b
13:13 22 Mar 18
Spenser is extremely knowledgeable. He found issues that other doctors overlooked.
Andrew Evans
Andrew Evans
14:10 17 Mar 18