According to research, roughly 2-5 percent of the population will experience painful problems like frozen shoulder syndrome at some time in their lives. That makes shoulder pain a common occurrence and one that Gadsden Family Chiropractic sees in our Gadsden clinic on a regular basis.
Usually, this issue is more common for people in their 40s, 50s, and 60s, and it tends to affect women more often than men. While ice, heat, and gentle stretches can often times help relieve the discomfort, so too can chiropractic adjustments.
For example, a study published in the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine looked at 50 patients with frozen shoulder who were given chiropractic care. The length of care ranged from 11 days to 51 days, with 28 days being the average.
The authors found that almost all of the study participants fared very 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 participant reported an improvement of 50 percent or less, so reports like this show just how beneficial chiropractic can be when it comes to decreasing shoulder pain and increasing quality of life.
Let Gadsden Family Chiropractic help you relieve your suffering by contacting our Gadsden 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