According to research, roughly 5 percent of the population will deal with painful issues like frozen shoulder syndrome at some point in their lives. That makes shoulder-related pain a common problem and one that Dr. Covington sees in our Yakima office on a regular basis.
Usually, 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 stretching can sometimes help lessen the pain, so too can chiropractic.
For example, one study released in the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine looked at 50 patients 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 doctors found that nearly all of the study participants fared very well with chiropractic care. The study 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 improving quality of life.
Let Dr. Covington help you ease your suffering by contacting our Yakima 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