Frozen shoulder can take up to a year to go away (by itself)
Also known as adhesive capsulitis, frozen shoulder often occurs after an injury and it causes symptoms of stiffness, pain and reduced range of movement. Whether the injury sustained was acute or cumulative, the tissues surrounding the shoulder joint stiffen and scar tissue forms; once this motion is set in process, any movement involving the shoulder (and just think, there are many) can cause pain.
Further symptoms of frozen shoulder:
- Constant pain of varying degrees
- Pain worse at night and in cold weather
- Associated neck and back problems
- Difficulty sleeping due to pain
Frozen shoulder develops and dissipates slowly, often taking over a year to disappear completely. And while it usually heals itself, most people only regain about 90% of pre-condition range of motion.
Our treatment for frozen shoulder in Westwood
Using manual adjustments to the affected joint and the cervicothoracic spine, we intend to reduce pain and restore lost mobility. We have three main goals for treating frozen shoulder:
- Use gentle manipulations to diminish the severity of pain
- Through targeted adjustments, stretching and strengthening, restore lost mobility to pre-condition levels
- Reduce the recovery time associated with frozen shoulder
Frozen shoulder in Westwood
Many people find that with regular chiropractic treatment, their frozen shoulder syndrome will present significant improvement in 1-3 months as opposed to 1-2 years. If you are suffering from frozen shoulder and have thus far found no respite, give our office in Westwood a call to schedule an appointment today. We can reduce your level of pain and get you back to healthy range of motion in your shoulders.