The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons estimates that about three to five percent of the adult population will experience frozen shoulder. “What is frozen shoulder you ask”? Adhesive Capsulitis also known (AkA) as frozen shoulder; is a painful and disabling disorder of the shoulder capsule. The connective tissue surrounding the glenohumeral joint of the shoulder becomes inflamed. The stiffness that this causes greatly restricts movement of the shoulder. The condition is often extremely painful and debilitating.
If left untreated, it is not uncommon for this issue to last as long as a year. Physical therapy and light exercise has been proven to help increase the limited range of motion caused by frozen shoulder. Ice and Heat have been said to decrease the inflammation in the area. If you are unsure which muscle should be iced and which area you should apply heat, consult with a doctor or chiropractor. If done incorrectly this can cause more harm.
Chiropractic care has been proven to give the most relief, and studies show that the results lasts the longest. Treatments may range anywhere from $40.00 - $200 for a new client. A chiropractor is formally trained to manipulate soft tissue, and adjust vertebrae where need be. An AO Treatment uses light,pain free vibration to assist the body back into proper alignment. Schedule your appointment today with Dr. Pragle if you are experiencing frozen shoulder.
posted by Dr Eric Pragle