According to research, around 5 percent of the population will experience painful problems like frozen shoulder syndrome at some time in their lives. That makes shoulder pain a common occurrence and one that Dr. Marsh sees in our West New York practice on a regular basis.
By and large, this condition is more prevalent 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 alleviate the discomfort, so too can osteopathic treatments as well as chiropractic care.
For example, one study published in the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine looked at 50 people with frozen shoulder who were given chiropractic care. The duration of care ranged from 11 days to 51 days, with 28 days being the average.
The authors 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 demonstrate just how effective osteopathic treatments & chiropractic care can be when it comes to decreasing shoulder pain and increasing quality of life.
Let Dr. Marsh help you ease your pain by contacting our West New York 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