Frozen shoulder, also called adhesive capsulitis, is a disease in which, the shoulder capsule thickens and becomes tight and causes pain and stiffness in the shoulder. Over time, the shoulder becomes very hard to move. There is no certain age for this disorder, however it shows up on people between the ages of 40 and 60, and occurs in women more often than men. Adhesive capsulitis (Frozen Shoulder) can be attributed to misuse and injury, myocardial infarction, upper torso surgery, such as arm and shoulder surgery or mastectomy, and even lack of use.
There are 3 stages to this disorder. The first stage is Freezing, in which pain increases and the shoulder loses range of motion and the patient lasts in this condition from 6 weeks to 9 months, then the second stage is after the shoulder is already frozen and it lasts from 4 to 6 months, the final stage is thawing and it is considered as the recover as the shoulder motion slowly improves gradually until the patient gets back completely to his normal strength and it takes from 6 months to 6 years for the shoulder to completely recover.
The real cause of frozen shoulder is still unknown, however there are some factors that might put you at risk for developing frozen shoulder especially with diabetes, people who suffer from hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, Parkinson’s disease, and cardiac disease.
Chiropractic therapy for frozen shoulder can produce the results you need and resolve your frozen shoulder. With the combination of Chiropractic therapy, Stretching physiotherapy, exercise and treatment for inflammation in the joint space you will notice great improvement over time that will eventually lead to a full recovery. Our Chiropractors can help you regain mobility and resolve the disorder. Contact our office so we can address your condition immediately and help you return to a normal schedule in your life.