Lakes Chiropractic and Wellness sees a wide variety of health issues in our Land O' Lakes, FL chiropractic office, and one problem we see frequently is frozen shoulder.
Pain and discomfort in your shoulder joint affect your ability to do almost everything, and people with frozen shoulder often require medication to treat the pain and have trouble sleeping.
While the majority of shoulder pain can come from a sudden injury, over use and wear and tear lead to frozen shoulder, a more sustained, more serious problem that can be diagnosed based on signs and symptoms.
Chiropractic adjustments can help with a multitude of ailments. Read on to see how a chiropractor can help treat your shoulder pain and frozen shoulder.
Your shoulder is typically one of the most mobile joints in your body, but a frozen shoulder is when your shoulder becomes stiff and painful, and your movement ability gradually decreases. It is often caused by inflammation in the tissues surrounding your shoulder joint, and the tissues become thicker and can develop scar tissue.
Frozen shoulder generally consists of three stages:
Finally, during the thawing stage, you’ll start to notice reduced pain and stiffness in your shoulder, and movement gradually becomes easier.
It’s important to treat frozen shoulder as soon as you recognize the symptoms, so the condition does not become so severe as to require surgery.
While medications and injections are common treatment options for frozen shoulder, non-invasive chiropractic adjustments can be beneficial as well.
A chiropractic adjustment realigns your skeletal system so that all joints and bones are properly aligned and receive the right amount of pressure from your muscles and tendons. One popular technique used in treating frozen shoulder is the Niel Asher Technique combining chiropractic manipulations and massage.
A frozen shoulder chiropractor can apply the required pressure to the affected shoulder joint and properly stretch the connecting muscles. Just as important as a chiropractic adjustment are the stretching and range of motion exercises you complete at home to support your shoulder and recover mobility.
We are here to help you with all of your health issues, and we understand how lacking mobility or being in constant pain affects your daily life. We give each of our patients focused and personalized care so you can be back to your best as quickly as possible.
If you’re looking to see a chiropractor for frozen shoulder or any discomfort you may be having, contact us today to get treatment started.Schedule an Appointment