An Overview of Frozen Shoulder Relief Using Chiropractic Care 

 November 18, 2020

By  Dr. Polly Hediger

frozen shoulder chiropracticThere are countless people who suffer from discomfort somewhere in their body. One of the most common locations at the shoulder. Many people do not realize just how much they use their shoulders during the course of a day. Therefore, even the slightest amount of discomfort in the shoulder can lead to serious quality-of-life issues. One of the potential issues that people might develop in the shoulder is called adhesive capsulitis. Also called frozen shoulder, this can lead to pain and stiffness in the joint. It is critical for people to understand how this condition presents and how chiropractic care can provide assistance.

What Are the Causes of Frozen Shoulder?

The shoulder is one of the most important joints in the body. It also provides people with a significant amount of freedom. Because people use their shoulders on a daily basis, this joint endures a significant amount of wear and tear. This joint relies on a complicated network of tendons and ligaments that join the bones and muscle tissues together. Furthermore, this joint is also encased in a capsule made of connective tissue. Over time, wear and tear could cause the capsule to thicken. When this tissue thickens, it causes the shoulder joint to feel tight. This leads to frozen shoulder and causes discomfort.

As a result, the symptoms of adhesive capsulitis usually present slowly, gradually getting worse over time. Usually, this condition evolves over a period of one to three years. The primary symptom is a significantly reduced range of motion.

Chiropractic Care for Adhesive Capsulitis

It is critical for everyone to approach adhesive capsulitis from a comprehensive perspective. Chiropractic care can be an incredibly effective treatment option for people who suffer from frozen shoulder. With chiropractic care, people can control their pain, improve the range of motion of their shoulder, and expedite the recovery process.

One specific technique that chiropractors might use to treat people with frozen shoulder is called the Niel Asher Technique. The goal of this technique is to manipulate the joint and muscle tissues, freeing them from the connective tissue underneath. During this technique, the chiropractor is going to apply pressure to the shoulder joint in key locations. Then, he or she will stretch specific, key points of the shoulder joint to reduce pain and gradually resolve the condition. Even though this treatment technique alone is not going to provide instant results, this treatment can be an important part of a comprehensive treatment plan.

Chiropractic Care Works with Other Techniques As Well

In addition to adjustment and manipulation, a chiropractor is going to make sure that not only the symptoms on the surface go away but the root cause is eliminated as well. Therefore, it is not unusual for patients to see a chiropractor for help with adhesive capsulitis to be given a set of corrective exercises to perform at home. Physical therapy is one of the most important parts of recovering from frozen shoulder. The is to target vulnerable parts of the shoulder joint and strengthen them. That way, this will prevent the problems from coming back in the future.

Rely on the Expertise of a Trained Chiropractor for Help with Frozen Shoulder

Even though many people are under the impression that they might need surgery for the treatment of adhesive capsulitis or frozen shoulder, this is not always the case. It is possible to approach frozen shoulder with the help of a trained chiropractor. If you’re struggling with shoulder pain, give us a call. We’re here to help!

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Dr. Polly Hediger

Dr. Polly Hediger grew up in a small town in southern Illinois, called Highland. After graduating in the top 10 of her high school class, she attended Southwestern Illinois College for general studies. In 1998, Dr. Hediger entered the accelerated science program at Logan College of Chiropractic in Missouri. Through her coursework there she completed her Bachelor of Science degree (B.S.) and graduated with a Doctorate of Chiropractic (D.C.).

Dr. Polly Hediger

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