Newer case studies suggest that patients suffering from frozen shoulder syndrome can find significant relief with chiropractic adjustments. FSS is a condition where the patient experiences neck pain and shoulder pain and limited range of motion.
Frozen shoulder may come on gradually and can begin as early as childhood though the majority experience it between 40 and 60+. Both men and women can have FSS though its more prevalent in women.
FSS presents as pain in the shoulder joint. The tissue and muscle surrounding the shoulder capsule become tight and hard to move. Bands of scar tissue form and there is less lubrication. Motion becomes limited and pain sets in.
The standard medical treatments are physical therapy sessions which include a multitude of stretches as well as cortisone and steroid shots directly into the shoulder where the pain resides. These may offer temporary relief but are rarely an actual cure or answer.
A case study done in January of this year took a look at the outcome of chiropractic spinal adjustments in patients dealing with Frozen Shoulder Syndrome. After just 2 months of care, 98% of patients had significantly improved range of motion. A whopping 32% of patients completely regained normal shoulder range of motion, and the average pain score dropped from 9 out of 10, to a 2 out of 10. This means that yes indeed, chiropractic is a great option if you are living with FSS.
Doctors are still unclear on what causes Frozen Shoulder. There are higher incidence reported in those who experience stroke, diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, or surgeries like mastectomy where you are limited in movement for a time.
What patients have reported experiencing
Stage 1 – The Freeze
You develop a deep pain in your shoulder that gets worse with movement.
It hurts more at night.
This stage usually lasts 6 months or more.
Movement starts to limit.
Stage 2 – You now feel Frozen
Pain may improve a little but the stiffness is worsening.
You may become limited on daily activities.
This stage can last up to a year.
Stage 3 The Healing stage
Range of motion begins to normalize
This can take up to 3 years.
FSS can resolve on its own and has been shown to last on average 3 years. Why wait it out when there is help? Come see Dr. Jason Kaster, D.C.
Chiropractor & Nutritionist in Fort Myers, FL.
Chiropractic care is a safe, alternative treatment when applied appropriately. Chiropractic treatments help in dealing with the symptoms of many conditions. Are you going to wait for your symptoms to be felt, or are you going to prevent them before they start?
Dr. Jason B. Kaster, a chiropractor, and nutritionist in Fort Myers can help you and your family achieve their optimal health.