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6 Ways Shoulder Pain Can Affect Your Life and how massage therapy heals it.

Shoulder pain is a very common problem which, according to the World Health Organization, affects 9 percent of adults in America. If you have chronic shoulder pain, it can really affect your lifestyle.

Shoulder pain can result from a number of factors such as poor posture, sedentary lifestyle, injury or general wear and tear. Shoulder pain can also be caused by neck pain, which travels down to the shoulder blades.

The thing about shoulder pain is that it doesn’t just hurt your body. It has an impact on your mood, your work, sex life and can lead to emotional problems.

That’s why it is so important to get the right treatment for your shoulder pain from a qualified pain massage therapist. Before we tell you how, let’s discuss the 6 ways shoulder pain can suck the life out of you.

#1: It affects your mood and may lead to depression – The constant feelings of pain and shoulder ache can lead to frustration, anger and even depression. You will on occasions feel very bitter about the pain and lash out at friends and family. It affects your life and hurts the people around you to see you like this.

#2: It affects your self-esteem – Shoulder pain, if allowed to persist, can stop you from exercising and completing some of your day-to-day tasks. It can affect your performance at work, and ruin your chances of a promotion. This has a direct effect on your self-esteem and makes you lose your self-confidence.

#3: It can make you feel like you’re all alone – When you’re in a lot of pain, you don’t feel like attending a friend’s birthday party or attend a social gathering with friends and family. You will just cut yourself off from your friends, who would wonder what’s wrong with you – which would make you feel even worse.

#4: It ruins your relationships – When you’re in pain, sex is the last thing on your mind. This would make your partner resentful and wonder if there’s something wrong with him/her. If you’re single, you just won’t have the drive to approach an attractive member of the opposite sex in a bar or at the workplace, because you would be in too much pain to notice!

#5: It can lead to fatigue – Shoulder pain can lead to fatigue and severe exhaustion. When you have shoulder pain, you just won’t have the energy to play with your kids or go shopping with your partner. You’ll just want to lie down in bed the whole day.

#6: It affects your performance at work – Shoulder pain stays on your mind all the time, and affects your concentration at work. It makes you less attentive at office meetings and client calls. You will feel drowsy and exhausted and just won’t feel like working.

At the American Back Center, we have been providing quality treatment for neck, shoulder and back pain for over a decade. Please contact us today to book an appointment one of our experienced team of pain management specialists.

American Back Center 122 S. Michigan Ave Suite 1265 Chicago, IL, 60603 (shared entrance with National Louis University)

(312) 939-4121 Discount parking available at 17 E. Adams lot.


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