According to research, approximately 2-5 percent of the population will deal with painful problems like frozen shoulder syndrome at some time in their lives. That makes shoulder pain a common occurrence and one that Dr. Fritz sees in our Jacksonville and Fleming Island office on a regular basis.
In general, this problem 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 discomfort, so too can chiropractic adjustments.
For example, a study published in the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine looked at 50 patients with frozen shoulder who were given chiropractic adjustments. The length of care varied from 11 days to 51 days, with 28 days being the average.
The doctors found that practically 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 patient reported an improvement of 50% or less, so reports like this demonstrate just how beneficial chiropractic can be when it comes to lessening shoulder pain and improving quality of life.
Let Dr. Fritz help you relieve your pain by contacting our Jacksonville and Fleming Island 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