A frozen shoulder can be a debilitating condition. If you have frozen shoulder, you may not be able to move your shoulder much at all. That means all the things you used to be able to do, from getting dressed to raising your arm, feel impossible.
We have good news — you don't have to endure a frozen shoulder until the symptoms go away on their own, which could be years. Come in and see us at Lazar Spinal Care. We can help you heal faster and get your life back.
Frozen shoulder is a condition affecting the shoulder joint. Its medical name is adhesive capsulitis. It happens when connective tissues around the shoulder joint thicken due to an injury or aging, causing tightness around the joint and limiting motion. Symptoms typically include:
Sometimes, it's easy to determine what caused frozen shoulder. For example, if you recently had shoulder surgery or broke your arm, you probably had to keep your arm still for a long time. That may have led to the condition. Or, if you caught yourself in a fall, you could have injured the tissues around your shoulder joint, causing frozen shoulder.
Maybe you're not sure why you have frozen shoulder, which is also common. While we may not always know the cause, some risk factors increase the chance of developing the condition. These include:
Lifting heavy objects for extended periods or engaging in repetitive overhead motions
Having a health condition or disease like diabetes, hypothyroidism or cardiovascular disease
Being between the ages of 40 and 60
Regardless of the cause, frozen shoulder can drastically affect a person's life, making it difficult to carry out daily activities and fall asleep at night. Although frozen shoulder usually heals eventually, it could take up to three years for injured tissues to recover.
Chiropractors apply various methods to relieve shoulder pain, promote healing and improve mobility. At Lazar Spinal Care, we use Quantum Spinal Mechanics (QSM3) to gently address the root cause of pain and help patients heal faster.
QSM3 is an advanced upper cervical care technique that brings balance to the spine and takes stress off of bones, muscles and surrounding tissues. It improves your nervous system functioning, helping to accelerate healing and relieve pain. With your whole body in balance, you'll also have an improved range of motion.
We also offer tissue regenerative technology to encourage regrowth of damaged tissues. This technology delivers a shockwave to the injured connective tissues around the painful shoulder joint, stimulating tissue growth and alleviating pain.
Reaching for a glass in your kitchen cabinet or finding a cozy sleeping position shouldn't be something to dread. We believe you deserve better than that, and we'll help you get there.
If you're seeking relief from frozen shoulder, we're only a phone call away. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.