FOR BREAKING NEWS VISIT www.queenscourier.com august 1, 2013 • HEAlth • The Queens Courier 11 Does your shoulder hurt? How long have you been suffering with shoulder pain? Weeks? Months? Maybe even years? Testimonial: In September 2011, I saw an orthopedist for my shoulder pain and limited ranges of motion. The physician prescribed anti inflammatory pain medication then told me of my options which were surgery or physical therapy. Surgery was out of the question. I tried physical therapy for a couple of months and saw no improvements. In January 2012, I was speaking to a coworker. She told me of a therapist she had been going to for neck pain and was having good results. I immediately called CNS and made an appointment. I told Physical Therapy, Acupuncture and Herbal Treatments Your #1 solution for lower back pain, headache and TMJ problems Dr. Kim of my shoulder pain and showed him how severely limited my range of motion had become. I could only lift my arm to shoulder height. He explained my condition and went to work. He taught me several exercises and did manual therapy. Together, we worked through the pain. Today, five months later, I am thrilled to report that I am pain free without the need of medication or surgery. I have also regained about 80% of my movement and am extremely optimistic that Dr. Kim and his very supportive staff will get me back to 100%. Thank you Dr. Kim, Roshana, and Diana K. 63-60 102nd St., Unit G22, Rego Park, NY 11374 718-896–2011 • www.cnsrehabilitation.com Are simple, everyday tasks causing you pain? • Can’t lift your arm above your head. • Having trouble brushing your hair or getting dressed. • Can’t wash the car or clean the house. • Can’t get a good night’s sleep. • Worried every time you have to use your shoulder. • Struggling to recover after a shoulder surgery. Shoulder Pain and Frozen Shoulder A frozen shoulder is a condition that affects the shoulder joint capsule and results in pain. The range of motion is limited not only when the patient attempts to move, but also when the doctor attempts to move the joint fully when the patient relaxes. What Causes Frozen Shoulder? A frozen shoulder is the result of inflammation, scarring, thickening and shrinkage of the capsule that surrounds the normal shoulder joint. Frozen shoulder occurs after another shoulder injury, such as rotator cuff tear, arthritis, or tendonitis. Frozen Shoulder Symptoms • Stage One: the patient begins to develop mild pain and stiffness in the shoulder joint. • Stage Two: the stiffness remains but the pain begins to decline. • Stage Three: the full range of movement begins to return to the shoulder joint. Why is CNS Rehabilitation Center qualified to help you? Most rehab plans fail because they only focus on one or two treatment options. In the 5 step system however, you’ll get all the treatment options you need for a complete and speedy recovery. • Step 1: I will show you a simple technique for cutting your immediate pain down substantially in less than an hour. • Step 2: I will show you how to use heat, massage, and a few other effortless techniques to prepare your shoulder for the exercises you will be doing a short while later. • Step 3: I will show you some exercises for your shoulder with a very gentle range of motion. These stretching exercises will help loosen up your chest, upper back, neck, and arms so that you can do the more specific exercises for your shoulder. • Step 4: I will show you how to re-train your nervous system. Whenever you injure a muscle, you also damage the nerves that control and coordinate that muscle. • Step 5: You will get a full body conditioning program such as diet, nutrition, and supplements to make sure you never have to worry about shoulder pain again. CNS Rehabilitation Center cares about Relieving Your Pain: We understand how frustrating it is when you have tried everything. From multiple steroid injections to medications, surgery, braces, strapping, —- nothing works to ease the pain! CNS Rehabilitation Center has ESWT (Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy) which was first reported in 1996 by several investigators to have successful results when using shock waves to treat Shoulder Tendinitis. ESWT is the solution for conditions not helped by antiinflammatory or immobilization devices and steroid injection. ESWT is a new procedure used to treat chronic shoulder tendinitis and adhesive capsulitis. It is a non-invasive procedure in which therapeutic pressure waves are directed at the area of pain. The technology has been used in successful treatment of hundreds of thousands of patients worldwide. “The most important reason to have ESWT over surgery is that you can replace the money but you can’t replace the complications that could possibly occur with surgery.”- Dr. Kim The FDA approved the use of shock waves for the treatment of shoulder tendinitis in 2000. Since that time, numerous studies have researched the use of shock wave treatments for shoulder tendinitis. Millions of people now experience this effective technology that has been used internationally for a decade to treat a variety of chronic musculoskeletal conditions. Shockwave therapy uses high intensity sound waves to rid patients of severely debilitating shoulder pain. ESWT is restoring patients with rotator cuff disorder, shoulder tendinitis or adhesive capsulitis to normal; active lifestyles are restored within 3 treatments to feel the difference. Have the exercises you’ve been doing help decrease your pain? Exercises and stretches are a very important part of a complete and thorough shoulder recovery, but if you try to do them too early in the rehabilitation process, you’ll do more harm than good. Think of it this way, if you broke your leg, you would make sure the injury was healed before you started doing exercises again, right? Therefore, here at CNS, we aim to ease you into the exercises once we believe your shoulder can handle it. Our CNS rehab shoulder treatment is based on a 5 step progressive plan of rehabilitation techniques, acupuncture, and shockwave therapy to fully rehabilitate your injured shoulder. Our CNS rehab goal isn’t to just stop your shoulder from hurting; it is to make your shoulder stronger and healthier than it was before you injured it. CNS rehab has a fully integrated treatment plan which means it treats your entire body, not just your shoulder. You see, often an injury in one area of your body is the result of a weakness, imbalance, or problem in another area. 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