According to research, around 5 percent of the population will deal with painful disorders like frozen shoulder syndrome at some point in their lives. That makes shoulder pain a common problem and one that Dr. Harrell sees in our Tumwater practice on a regular basis.
In general, this condition is more prevalent for people in their 40s, 50s, and 60s, and it tends to affect women more frequently than men. While ice, heat, and gentle stretches can often times help alleviate the pain, so too can chiropractic adjustments.
For example, one study published in the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine looked at 50 patients with frozen shoulder who got chiropractic therapy. The length of care ranged from 11 days to 51 days, with 28 days being the average.
The doctors found that practically all of the patients fared extremely well with chiropractic care. The study 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 of the original 50 reported an improvement of 50% or less, so studies like this demonstrate just how effective chiropractic care can be when it comes to lessening shoulder pain and increasing quality of life.
Let Dr. Harrell help you lessen your suffering by contacting our Tumwater 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