According to research, around 5 percent of the population will deal with painful problems like frozen shoulder syndrome at some time in their lives. That makes shoulder-related pain a common issue and one that Haque Chiropractic Inc. sees in our Livermore practice on a regular basis.
By and large, this issue is more common for people in their 40s, 50s, and 60s, and it tends to affect women more often than men. While ice, heat, and gentle stretches can sometimes help relieve the pain, so too can chiropractic adjustments.
For instance, one study published in the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine looked at 50 patients with frozen shoulder who received chiropractic adjustments. The length of care varied from 11 days to 51 days, with 28 days being the average.
The doctors found that nearly all of the patients fared very well with chiropractic care. Here are the results:
8 of the subjects reported 50-75 percent improvement
25 indicated improvement ranging from 75- 90 percent
1 participant had complete resolution of their frozen shoulder pain
Only one of the original 50 reported an improvement of 50 percent or less, so reports like this show just how effective chiropractic can be when it comes to decreasing shoulder pain and improving quality of life.
Let Haque Chiropractic Inc. help you lessen your pain by contacting our Livermore office and scheduling your appointment today.
Murphy F et al. (2012, December). Chiropractic management of frozen shoulder syndrome using a novel technique: a retrospective case series of 50 patients. Journal of Chiropractic Medicine;11(4):267-272