Thaw your frozen shoulder with chiropractic care
Frozen shoulder is an uncomfortable condition in your shoulder joint, including pain, stiffness, and restricted movement.
How do you know your shoulder is frozen?
A frozen shoulder can occur without any specific injury or known cause. The condition starts with the “freezing stage,” increasing shoulder pain and stiffness. The range of motion in your shoulder becomes limited, making it difficult to perform daily activities or even simple movements like reaching for objects.
After the “freezing stage,” the shoulder enters the frozen stage. You may find you have less pain, but the stiffness remains. Your shoulder will be significantly restricted in movement.
Finally, the shoulder enters the “thawing stage.” Your range of motion should gradually improve, with the pain subsiding over time.
What can you do about a frozen shoulder?
Treatment for a frozen shoulder typically involves pain management, physical therapy, and, in some cases, medication or surgical intervention. Pain relief measures may include nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), corticosteroid injections, or other pain medications.
Fortunately, treatments including strength exercises, stretches, and manual therapy techniques can help manage symptoms and expedite the recovery process.
Chiropractors use a hands-on approach to manipulate and adjust the joints and soft tissues in your shoulder, neck, and upper back, to help alleviate pain, improve mobility, and restore function.
If you’re considering chiropractic care for a frozen shoulder, consult a qualified chiropractor who can design an individualized plan based on your specific needs and condition.
By Dr. Bryen A. Bell, a Board-Certified Chiropractic Physician with over 20 years of professional experience. Contact Dr. Bell at True Potential Chiropractic family care facility. Call 503-574-4872 or visit tpcportland.com.