According to experts, approximately 2-5 percent of the population will suffer from painful disorders like frozen shoulder syndrome at some time in their lives. That makes shoulder pain a common issue and one that Dr. Elganainy sees in our Burton practice on a regular basis.
In general, this condition 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 stretches can often times help lessen the discomfort, 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 treatment. The duration of care varied 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. 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 of the original 50 reported an improvement of 50% or less, so reports like this show just how effective chiropractic care can be when it comes to decreasing shoulder pain and increasing quality of life.
Let Dr. Elganainy help you decrease your suffering by contacting our Burton 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