According to research, approximately 5 percent of the population will suffer from painful disorders like frozen shoulder syndrome at some time in their lives. That makes shoulder-related pain a common problem and one that Mulholland Chiropractic Center, LLC sees in our Anchorage office on a regular basis.
Generally speaking, this problem is more common for people in their 40s, 50s, and 60s, and it tends to affect women more frequently than men. While ice, heat, and gentle stretching can sometimes help relieve the discomfort, so too can chiropractic care.
For example, one study released in the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine looked at 50 patients with frozen shoulder who were given chiropractic therapy. The length of care varied from 11 days to 51 days, with 28 days being the average.
The authors found that almost all of the patients fared extremely 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% or less, so reports like this demonstrate just how effective chiropractic care can be when it comes to decreasing shoulder pain and increasing quality of life.
Let Mulholland Chiropractic Center, LLC help you ease your suffering by contacting our Anchorage 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