Shoulder Pain

Shoulder Pain

Do you want to return to your normal routine free of shoulder pain?

South Jersey Sports Acupuncture Can Help You!

Fixing pain and optimizing the body’s ability to perform is what gets me out of bed in the morning. We offer pain management solutions to residents of South Jersey and beyond.

Sources of Shoulder Pain

  • tight and stiff muscles
  • trigger points
  • instability in the shoulder
  • tendon tear in the shoulder
  • tendon inflammation
  • degeneration in the shoulder
  • herniated cervical disc
  • ruptured or slipped disc
  • degeneration of cervical discs
  • spinal stenosis
  • spinal stenosis
  • spondylosis
  • arthritic changes
  • bursitis
  • tendinitis
  • impingement
  • frozen shoulder
  • labrum tear


  • After a shoulder injury, I took some time off, not doing anything overhead and not doing anything to cause pain (pushups and bench press too). Two months later I did not feel any better. One visit with Todd for acupuncture, stim, and some stretching and massage, I feel so much better and have been able to do wallballs, snatch, pull-ups, and overhead squats within a week after my visit. He really spends quality time with you and doesn’t just automatically sign you up for more visits, it’s totally up to the patient and how they are feeling.

    Christine D
  • I had a wonderful experience. I have been dealing with neck and shoulder pain for a long time. Todd was very thorough and knowledgeable about all aspects of the cause of my discomfort. I finally found someone to help me get to the root of my problem ans not just another temporary fix. Highly recommended!

    Laura Jerry
  • I was going to physical therapy for 2 years with no results for pain with my shoulder. I’ve now been seeing Todd for treatments and have since been able to lift and move my arm as normal. Todd is excellent.

    Tatyana Lysenko

Symptoms of Shoulder Pain

Schedule an appointment if you are experiencing pain or discomfort anywhere in the shoulders or mid-back, decreased range of motion when reaching in any direction, pinching sensations with movement, weakness, swelling, redness, stiff neck, or other related issues.

Causes of Shoulder Pain

Possible reasons for shoulder pain include tight and stiff muscles, trigger points, instability in the shoulder, tendon tear in the shoulder, tendon inflammation, degeneration in the shoulder, herniated cervical disc, ruptured or slipped disc, degeneration of cervical discs,spinal stenosis, rheumatoid arthritis, spondylosis, arthritic changes, bursitis, tendonitis, impingement, frozen shoulder, labrum tear, and other conditions that may be present. We are here to provide pain management and relief of your symptoms and help you thrive!

Why Athletes and Active People Choose Us

Todd treats shoulder pain all day everyday and has a proven track record with helping his patients feel better. His therapy is like hitting reboot on a system that is frozen in its pain program.

I’ve learned the best approaches for treating shoulder pain through my years of clinical experience and training. You will feel better quickly when we team up to figure out the cause of your shoulder pain and how to address it. It’s a fact that even people with degeneration shown on MRIs can be pain free. Our detailed assessment process helps us discover the root cause of your shoulder pain and our unique combination of acupuncture and manual therapy has helped hundreds of people return to a normal pain-free life. People that commit to doing treatment, appropriate stretching and exercise, and lifestyle adjustments will quickly return to a normal pain-free routine again.

Fixing pain and optimizing the body’s ability to perform is what gets us out of bed in the morning. We offer pain management solutions to residents of South Jersey and beyond.

Over the years, We’ve learned advanced acupuncture treatment techniques that can significantly reduce inflammation, optimize muscular function, and calm irritated nerves. We’ve also learned that everybody’s pain presentation is highly individualized.

At South Jersey Sports Acupuncture, we will perform a detailed assessment that enables us to design a personalized treatment plan specific to you, your symptoms, and your injury. Treatment goals will include restoring range of motion and activating inhibited muscles to improve mobility and strength in your neck, upper back, and shoulder musculature. This will speed up your return to normal daily activities. The treatment will include acupuncture and manual therapy techniques such as massage, cupping treatment, or Graston of the shoulders and surrounding muscles to restore normal motion of the neck, upper back, and shoulders and to facilitate healing.

My Specialties

Pain Relief

Stuck behind a computer? Bad posture? Maybe you rolled your ankle in a game? Acute pain, chronic pain, headaches, migraines, low back pain, tight muscles, sore joints… Anything from a stiff neck to post surgery… If it’s pain, we’ve treated it.

Sports Medicine

As an athlete, your #1 goal should be to make sure your body is adapting to it’s challenges. Sports acupuncture can be used for sports performance optimization, injury prevention and management, and athletic career longevity.

Health and Well-Being

Don’t forget that acupuncture is best used as a preventative medicine. It is perfect for relaxation, stress relief, and supporting your overall health. You don’t need to be in pain to get acupuncture.

Treatment Methods

Sports Acupuncture

Cupping Therapy

Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization

Rolf Method Manual Therapy