According to experts, roughly 2-5 percent of the population will suffer from shoulder pain and painful disorders like frozen shoulder syndrome at some point in their lives. Generally, this condition is more prevalent for people in their 40s, 50s, and 60s, and it tends to affect women more often than men. While ice, heat and gentle stretching can sometimes help relieve the pain, so too can chiropractic care.
For example, a study released in the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine looked at 50 people with frozen shoulder who were given chiropractic care. The length of care varied from 11 days to 51 days, with 28 days being the average.
The doctors found that almost all of the study participants fared extremely well with chiropractic care. The authors found:
• 8 of the subjects reported 50-75 percent improvement
• 25 indicated improvement ranging from 75- 90 percent
• 1 participant had complete resolution of their frozen shoulder pain
Only one participant reported an improvement of 50 percent or less, so reports like this demonstrate just how effective chiropractic can be when it comes to decreasing shoulder pain and increasing quality of life.
Dr. Dale Patrick at Patrick Chiropractic in Raleigh will work with you to help decrease your pain and restore movement to your shoulder. Contact our office at 919-790-2288 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Patrick.
Murphy F et al. (2012, December). Chiropractic management of frozen shoulder syndrome using a novel technique: a retrospective case series of 50 patients. Journal of Chiropractic Medicine;11(4):267-272