According to experts, approximately 5 percent of the population will experience painful problems like frozen shoulder syndrome at some time in their lives. That makes shoulder-related pain a common occurrence and one that Dr. Carradine sees in our Boardman practice on a regular basis.
Generally, this ailment 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 often times help alleviate the pain, so too can chiropractic care.
For example, a study published in the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine looked at 50 people with frozen shoulder who got chiropractic therapy. The length of care ranged from 11 days to 51 days, with 28 days being the average.
The authors found that nearly all of the study participants fared very well with chiropractic care. The study found:
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 beneficial chiropractic can be when it comes to lessening shoulder pain and increasing quality of life.
Let Dr. Carradine help you ease your suffering by contacting our Boardman 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