According to experts, approximately 5 percent of the population will suffer from painful disorders like frozen shoulder syndrome at some time in their lives. That makes shoulder pain a common issue and one that Dynamic Chiropractic sees in our Memphis office on a regular basis.
By and large, this problem 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 sometimes help alleviate the discomfort, so too can chiropractic adjustments.
For instance, one study released in the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine looked at 50 patients with frozen shoulder who received chiropractic treatment. The length of care ranged from 11 days to 51 days, with 28 days being the average.
The researchers found that almost 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 studies like this show just how beneficial chiropractic care can be when it comes to lessening shoulder pain and improving quality of life.
Let Dynamic Chiropractic help you decrease your suffering by contacting our Memphis 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