Torn Rotator Cuff

The rotator cuff is a group of four tendons, along with muscles, surrounding the joint of the shoulder. This allows your arm to move while also holding it in place. Your shoulder is quite strong, but at the same time it can be fragile. Overuse can cause tears and swelling in the tendons of the rotator cuff. An acute movement may even cause one of the tendons to pull away from the bone or tear in the middle of the tendon.

Rotator cuff tears are more common in your dominant arm. Overdoing the exact same shoulder activities repeatedly can stress your rotator cuff muscles as well as ligaments. Baseball, tennis, rowing, and weight lifting are examples of uses that can cause overuse rips. Any task that involves abrupt or sometimes even non-abrupt movements can trigger tears.

As we grow older, the blood supply in our ligaments can decrease. This reduction in blood flow has been shown to have a direct effect on the pain you feel that is often incorrectly blamed on a torn rotator cuff.

While it is possible that the tear can cause discomfort, it is much more likely that the tear existed long before you experienced pain. Therefore, treating the symptom with aggressive procedures such as surgery will generally be unsuccessful and possibly dangerous.


  • Pain at rest and during the night, particularly if lying on the shoulder

  • Pain when lifting

  • Cracking when moving your shoulder in specific positions

  • Tears that develop gradually due to overuse

The latest science and experience with conservative and safe treatments have shown that any rotator cuff pain lasting longer than 6 weeks is much more likely to be caused by a psycho-physical condition and the symptoms can be eliminated conservatively.


Remember this before seeking treatment for a torn rotator cuff... 2 out of 3 people who have NEVER had pain or other symptoms have tendonitis, spinal stenosis, bulging discs, herniated discs, and other structural abnormalities.

So what does this mean for you?

It means that while the MRI may show these structural abnormalities exist, they almost never have anything to do with the cause of your pain. If they did, all those millions of people wouldn’t be completely free of pain. That’s why everything you’ve tried so far has only provided some temporary relief.

Then the pain and other symptoms come rushing back again and again...

The latest neuroscience studies have shown that the cause of pain, and other symptoms based on structure and physiology, actually have a psycho-physical cause associated with stress and tension.

You already know that stress and tension exacerbate your pain. What you’ve never known before right now is that what causes your stress and tension is what actually causes your pain. The same pain that is almost always incorrectly blamed on radiculopathy.

Over 30 years of scientific and neuroscientific research have determined this outcome. The biggest benefit for you is that the real cause of most pain has been determined. You have new options to relieve your pain that were completely unavailable before. This stops the days of ongoing pain management and adds the possibility for millions of people to use a conservative, safe and proven method to permanently eliminate their pain and other symptoms.

A purely intellectual and emotion focused approach pioneered by Dr. John Sarno in the 1970’s has proven exceptionally effective for people diagnosed with bulging disc, herniated disc, fibromyalgia, spinal stenosis, radiculopathy, whiplash, sciatica, migraine headaches and other incomplete diagnoses.

While most doctors are not aware of this concept, millions of people have been helped through the work of Dr. Sarno and many other doctors and experts since then. You too can benefit by opening up your mind to this alternate reason for your pain and the simple approach to ending your symptoms.

The downside is that not everyone can be pain free. The upside is that there is a Pain Test that has been scientifically developed to provide an objective result based on your specific situation. This will provide you exactly what you need to know about whether or not you can permanently end your pain.