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Treatment Plans for Shoulder Pain

What is the treatment plan for ongoing shoulder pain?
1. Management of established upper limb pain is very difficult and thus prevention is critical.
2. Consortium of Spinal Cord Medicine (2005) made six recommendations:
-Both the spinal cord injured person and the clinician need to be educated about the prevalence of upper limb pain and injury and the potential impact of pain and         possible means of prevention.
-Routinely assess the patient’s function, ergonomics, equipment and level of pain as part of periodic health review.
-Assessment of risk factors, changes in medical status, new medical problems, changes in weight.
-Reduce the number of non level transfers per day.
-Assess work related activities.
-Re-evaluate current exercise program (strengthening, stretching, and conditioning).