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Frozen Shoulder

What is frozen shoulder?

Less commonly known as adhesive capsulitis, frozen shoulder refers to stiffness, pain, and a limitation in range of movement in the shoulder. It commonly occurs after an injury, whether acute or from repetitive strain; tissues surrounding the shoulder joint stiffen, and scar tissue begins to form. When this occurs, any movement involving the shoulder can cause pain. This is a slow-moving condition, often taking more than a year to disappear. 

Our goals for treating frozen shoulder: 

  • Use conservative manipulative therapy to diminish the severity of pain
  • Improve mobility in the shoulder and cervicothoracic spine
  • Reduce associated recovery time 

Chiropractic care for frozen shoulder

Chiropractic care can be effective augment for treating your frozen shoulder. Through the use of manual adjustments to the affected joint and the cervicothoracic spine, we can help to reduce pain and restore mobility. Low-force adjustments are found to be the most effective for treating frozen shoulder, as well as those delivered by the Activator Method. If you are interested in recovering the lost range of motion, relieving pain, and rehabilitating your frozen shoulder, give our office a call to schedule an appointment today.