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What Does a Chiropractor Do For Frozen Shoulder?

Frozen shoulder pain (Adhesive Capsulitis) is a very common form or shoulder pain and dysfunction. Frozen shoulder

Frozen Shoulder X-Ray

Shoulder X-Ray

is when arm movement is lost at the shoulder due to inflammation of the tissue that surrounds the shoulder joint and has a great pain degree when the shoulder or arm is moved. The pain can be particularly bad as you raise the arm above the horizontal and many patients say that the pain is worst at night which often seriously affects the quality of sleep.

Onset (the freezing stage) is associated with great pain that can come and go as the restriction of the arm and shoulder progresses. The frozen stage is when the the joint tightens and this comes with a lot of pain until movement is restricted. The natural course of a case of Frozen Shoulder can be 18 months to two years unless treated appropriately.  There are different treatments for shoulder pain but the best is to see a chiropractor as soon as possible for an assessment.  There are many approaches to improving this painful condition, including chiropractic adjustments and Dry Needling, but possible the best frozen shoulder treatment and technique is the Niel-Asher technique.

This treatment for shoulder pain is a hands on manual approach (drug free and non-surgical) and can be a little painful but not as much as the frozen shoulder pain, and more importantly a change in the amount the shoulder can move can usually be demonstrated after the first treatment. The pain will subside as the treatment continues. The chiropractor uses a series of stretching techniques and a series of pressure points to specific tissues. These sessions can range from 4 to 13 sessions. The first session is focused on the inflammed area and to get movement back in the shoulder. The muscles around the shoulder get signals from the brain to move, relax and to tense up and to move to one side. When these muscles do not work like they should anymore the brain switches off the signs to these muscles. With the pressure point the chiropractor activates these signals again to get the brain to respond to these muscles. The best frozen shoulder treatment can help you to get movement back before any injection or operations. The Niel-Asher technique must be used first because it is natural and will help your shoulder to get better before surgery is suggested.