According to experts, around 2-5 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 Drs. Matt & Annie Reyes sees in our State College office on a regular basis.
Usually, this issue is more prevalent for people in their 40s, 50s, and 60s, and it tends to affect women more frequently than men. While ice, heat, and gentle stretching can sometimes help lessen the pain, so too can chiropractic.
As an example, a study published in the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine looked at 50 people with frozen shoulder who got chiropractic adjustments. The length of care ranged from 11 days to 51 days, with 28 days being the average.
The doctors found that practically all of the study participants 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 of the original 50 reported an improvement of 50% or less, so studies like this show just how effective chiropractic can be when it comes to lessening shoulder pain and improving quality of life.
Let Drs. Matt & Annie Reyes help you relieve your suffering by contacting our State College 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