Frozen Shoulder Treatment

Frozen Shoulder Treatment

Frozen Shoulder Treatment in Huntersville NC

Are you suffering from shoulder pain, but don’t want to have surgery or take drugs to ease the pain? You may have been told you need to get steroid shots or take other measures that only mask the discomfort, but there are natural shoulder pain treatments that can provide as good if not better relief. This is particularly true if you have what is referred to as “frozen shoulder syndrome.”

Understanding Frozen Shoulder Syndrome

Frozen shoulder syndrome usually presents with the following symptoms:

  • Pain in the shoulder worsens at night
  • Shoulder movement is restricted by pain, especially during rotation and adduction
  • Pain often persists for two years or longer, even after treatment has begun

Adduction of the shoulder is the movement of the arm toward the body’s midline. For example, if you hold you arm out straight out at the shoulder and bring it down to your side, this is an example of adduction. This sort of movement is painful for those who have frozen shoulder syndrome.

People who have Parkinson’s disease, diabetes, thyroid problems or cardiovascular disease are more likely to develop frozen shoulder syndrome than the average population. Those who have suffered from a stroke are also at higher risk, and as many as 40 percent of people diagnosed with diabetes will suffer from frozen shoulder syndrome at one point or another.

Frozen Shoulder Relief

A recent study indicates that chiropractic adjustments provide significant and measurable pain relief in a remarkably short amount of time.

The study participants were 50 patients diagnosed with frozen shoulder syndrome, all of whom were aged 40-70. Study participants underwent chiropractic adjustments for shoulder pain focused on correction of C0-C1 chiropractic subluxation.

Twenty-eight days after beginning chiropractic treatment, over half of the patients reported significant pain reduction and improvements in shoulder adduction.

On average, patients reported a 78 percent improvement in pain reduction, ranked on a scale of one to ten, with ten being the highest level of pain and one the lowest level of pain. The median average study participant reported a reduction in pain level from a nine out of ten (at the beginning of the study) to a two out of ten (by the end of the 28-day study).

Almost all of the patients also saw improvements in adduction. Of the 50 participants, 16 regained normal shoulder adduction, 25 reported improvement of 75-90 percent adduction, and eight had 50-75 percent improvement. Only one study participant experienced less than 50 percent improvement in adduction.

Huntersville Chiropractic Shoulder Pain Treatment

If you live in the Huntersville area and are dealing with shoulder pain, stop by Doyle Chiropractic and Acupuncture for an evaluation. Dr. Doyle uses complementary acupuncture and chiropractic treatments to accelerate healing, pain relief and improved movement of the shoulder. Call 704-947-7272 to make an appointment or just drop by to meet the doctor and his staff.

9:30am - 12:30pm
3:00pm - 6:00pm

9:30am - 12:30pm
3:00pm - 6:00pm

9:30am - 12:30pm
3:00pm - 6:00pm

9:30am - 12:30pm
3:00pm - 6:00pm

9:30am - 12:30pm
3:00pm - 6:00pm

10:00am - 2:00pm

Doyle Chiropractic & Acupuncture
9630 Sherrill Estates Road Suite B
Huntersville, NC 28078
(704) 947-7272

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Member of ACA & NCCA
Serving Huntersville Since 2004
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