According to experts, around 5 percent of the population will suffer from painful problems like frozen shoulder syndrome at some point in their lives. That makes shoulder pain a common problem and one that Dr. Dahlager sees in our Noblesville clinic on a regular basis.
By and large, this problem is more prevalent 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 lessen the discomfort, so too can chiropractic.
As an example, one study published in the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine looked at 50 patients with frozen shoulder who were given chiropractic treatment. The length of care ranged from 11 days to 51 days, with 28 days being the average.
The doctors found that almost all of the patients fared extremely well with chiropractic care. The authors found:
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 percent or less, so studies like this show just how effective chiropractic can be when it comes to lessening shoulder pain and increasing quality of life.
Let Dr. Dahlager help you decrease your suffering by contacting our Noblesville 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