Shoulder Pain

Shoulder Pain Relief:
  After having pain in my left shoulder for over 4 years and seeing many doctors, I have not had any relief until I came to Dr. Takacs.    I am not fully off my medication and sleeping through the whole night for the first time in 2 years!!  Thank you so much!!  K.B., RN, Blairstown

Relief from Shoulder Pain Through a Unique Approach at Vitality Health Center

Shoulder pain is a common complaint that can range from mild discomfort to severe limitations in mobility and function. 

Whether it’s caused by injury, overuse, or underlying conditions such as arthritis or rotator cuff tears, shoulder pain can significantly impact daily activities and quality of life. 

At Vitality Health Center, we specialize in providing  a comprehensive care approach to help patients find relief from shoulder pain and regain optimal shoulder function.

However, Dr. T. will not accept shoulder patients who do not actively commit to honestly  doing the prescribed treatment plan.  Our successful shoulder outcomes (90%) are dependent on the patient’s cooperation, as proper at-home exercise protocols must be adhered to in order to result in a favorable outcome.  

With over 40 years of combined experience in treating this ailment, our health care team may  provide you with a cost-effective personalized treatment plan to help get you back to living without constant shoulder problems.


Understanding Shoulder Pain

The shoulder is a complex joint composed of bones, muscles, tendons, and ligaments, allowing for a wide range of motion. However, this complexity also makes the shoulder vulnerable to injury and pain. Common causes of shoulder pain include:

Rotator Cuff Injuries:
The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that stabilize the shoulder joint.  Injuries to the rotator cuff, such as tears or strains, can lead to pain and limited mobility.  

Frozen Shoulder: Also known as adhesive capsulitis, frozen shoulder is characterized by stiffness and pain in the shoulder joint, often resulting from inflammation and tightening of the shoulder capsule.  


Arthritis: Osteoarthritis or inflammatory arthritis can affect the shoulder joint, leading to pain, swelling, and decreased range of motion.This typically manifests as a limitation of shoulder motion that can greatly affect one’s ability to perform such normal daily activities as reaching above your head simply to put dishes back into a cabinet.


Bursitis: Inflammation of the bursa, small fluid-filled sacs that cushion the joint, can cause pain and swelling in the shoulder. 


How Our Approach to Your Shoulder Problem Can Help

Vitality Health Center offers a non-invasive, drug-free approach to managing shoulder pain by addressing the underlying causes of dysfunction and promoting optimal shoulder function. Here’s how our  treatments at Vitality Health Center can provide relief for shoulder pain:

1. Spinal and Extremity Adjustments:  Dr. T.  uses precise, gentle adjustments to realign the spine and extremities, reducing joint dysfunction and alleviating pain in the shoulder and surrounding areas.  This may involve the careful and expert adjustments of the humerus, A/C joint, scapula (shoulder blade) as well as the elbow or wrist.

2. Soft Tissue Therapy: Rapid Release Technology (RRT) , myofascial release, Low Level Laser (LLL) and other soft tissue techniques can help reduce muscle tension, improve circulation, and promote healing in the muscles and ligaments of the shoulder. 

3. Corrective Exercises: An essential part of any shoulder treatment plan, targeted exercises and stretches are prescribed to strengthen the muscles supporting the shoulder joint, improve stability, and prevent future injuries.  

Many of our shoulder patients have already seen an MD and/ or Physical Therapist and they still have a shoulder issue.  Dr. T., having studied under expert sports and Olympic-providing chiropractors for over 40 years– has developed a unique and cost and time-effective at-home shoulder rehabilitative exercise protocol.  Our unique exercise protocol can be done at-home in less than 15 minutes a day—  typically with outstanding results!

4. Postural Correction: Poor posture can contribute to shoulder pain by placing excess strain on the muscles and ligaments of the shoulder joint. We  provide guidance on ergonomic adjustments and posture correction to alleviate pain and prevent recurrence.

5. Lifestyle Modifications: Lifestyle factors such as repetitive movements, overuse, and poor ergonomics can contribute to shoulder pain. We offer personalized advice on making healthy lifestyle changes that support shoulder health and overall well-being.


The Vitality Health Center Approach

At Vitality Health Center, we take a holistic and patient-centered approach to treating shoulder pain, focusing on individualized care and long-term solutions. Dr. T. conducts thorough evaluations to identify the underlying causes of shoulder pain and develops personalized treatment plans tailored to each patient’s specific needs and goals.

In addition to our comprehensive shoulder care plan, Vitality Health Center offers Regenerative Cellular Therapy (RCT) treatments, via our Nurse Practitioner,  for eligible patients suffering from shoulder pain. This cutting-edge therapy utilizes the body’s natural healing mechanisms to repair damaged tissue within the shoulder joint, providing a non-invasive alternative to surgery or drugs. 

RCT may significantly reduce pain, improve mobility, and enhance overall shoulder function for individuals struggling with chronic shoulder conditions or injuries. 

Our team of experts will conduct a thorough evaluation to determine if RCT is a suitable option for you, ensuring a personalized treatment plan that aligns with your specific health needs and goals. With this innovative approach, combined with our chiropractic care, we aim to provide our patients with the most advanced and effective solutions for shoulder pain, facilitating optimal healing and recovery.


Shoulder pain can be debilitating and affect many aspects of daily life, but you don’t have to let it hold you back. With the expert care and support available at Vitality Health Center, you can find relief from shoulder pain and regain optimal shoulder function. 

Our multi-pronged solutions offer a safe, effective, and holistic approach to managing shoulder pain, helping you get back to the activities you love. 

Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you find relief from shoulder pain and improve your overall quality of life.


To learn more, or to schedule an appointment, contact us at Vitality Health Center in Lafayette, NJ at (973)-383-5052.

Schedule Your Free* Pain Consult Today

Please complete the form to request your initial consultation.

*This includes a complimentary one-on-one Pain Consultation with the doctor and the opportunity to schedule a free 30-minute massage ($40 Value) in exchange for your donation to a local charity (minimum suggested donation of $29).

Unfortunately due to Federal Regulations, this offer does not apply to Medicaid & Medicare patients.

Please also note that availability will vary depending on your request.

To receive this special offer, you must download and fill out our Confidential Health Questionnaire and BRING with you on your free initial Pain Consultation Visit. Your appointment will be confirmed via phone by a member of our staff. 

Or call 973-383-5052 to speak with a member of our team.  Thank you!

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82 State Route 15

Lafayette, NJ 07848

Our Preferred* Office Hours

We are open Saturdays & we have late night appointments available as well!

Morning Hours:
Tuesday:  9:15- 10:30 AM
Saturday:  8:00- 9:30 AM

Afternoon Hours:
Tuesday & Wednesday:  3:00- 6:30 PM
Friday:  2:30- 6:00 PM

Monday, Thursday & Sunday 

Call 973-383-5052

*Regarding Preferred Hours

*The above hours are our Preferred Hours for treatment purposes only.  We often see patients outside of these hours for initial exams, re-exams, consultations, nutritional analysis, etc. as necessary.  If you need to speak to the doctor, always call in advance and our friendly staff will ensure you receive personal attention and schedule you accordingly.  We always have time for you and your specific needs and concerns!