According to experts, approximately 5 percent of the population will suffer from painful ailments like frozen shoulder syndrome at some time in their lives. That makes shoulder-related pain a common issue and one that Dr. Dennis sees in our West Palm Beach clinic on a regular basis.
Usually, this ailment 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 stretches can often times help relieve the pain, so too can chiropractic.
As an example, one study released in the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine looked at 50 patients with frozen shoulder who were given chiropractic adjustments. The duration of care ranged from 11 days to 51 days, with 28 days being the average.
The authors found that nearly all of the patients fared very 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 participant reported an improvement of 50% or less, so studies like this show just how beneficial chiropractic can be when it comes to lessening shoulder pain and improving quality of life.
Let Dr. Dennis help you relieve your suffering by contacting our West Palm Beach 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