According to experts, around 5 percent of the population will experience painful problems like frozen shoulder syndrome at some point in their lives. That makes shoulder-related pain a common problem and one that ChiroWerx sees in our Charlotte, NC practice on a regular basis.
By and large, this condition is more common for people in their 40s, 50s, and 60s, and it tends to affect women more frequently than men. While ice, heat, and gentle stretching can often times help alleviate the discomfort, so too can chiropractic adjustments.
As an example, a study published in the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine looked at 50 people with frozen shoulder who received chiropractic treatment. The duration of care varied from 11 days to 51 days, with 28 days being the average.
The researchers found that practically all of the study participants fared very 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 patient reported an improvement of 50% or less, so reports like this show just how beneficial chiropractic care can be when it comes to decreasing shoulder pain and increasing quality of life.
Let ChiroWerx help you relieve your suffering by contacting our Charlotte, NC office and scheduling your appointment today.
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