According to research, approximately 5 percent of the population will experience painful problems like frozen shoulder syndrome at some point in their lives. That makes shoulder pain a common occurrence and one that Dr. Cyr sees in our Rutland office on a regular basis.
By and large, this condition 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 lessen the pain, so too can chiropractic.
For instance, a study released in the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine looked at 50 people with frozen shoulder who were given chiropractic therapy. The duration of care varied from 11 days to 51 days, with 28 days being the average.
The researchers found that almost all of the study participants 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 patient reported an improvement of 50 percent or less, so reports like this show just how beneficial chiropractic can be when it comes to lessening shoulder pain and improving quality of life.
Let Dr. Cyr help you relieve your pain by contacting our Rutland 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