We often find in our practice that this term is heavily misused, as any chronic shoulder pain is wrongly referred to as frozen shoulder. Shoulder problems can be very complex with many causes. Through tests chiropractors can determine the cause of the pain and help the problem.
What is Frozen Shoulder?
Medically known as Adhesive Capsulitis, it is an inflammation of the tissues within the shoulder joint capsule. These tissues become thick and sticky severely limiting the motion of the joint and so it appears ‘frozen’. There is no known cause.
- A Private Consultation with the Doctor of Chiropractic
- A Thorough Examination including Neurological, Orthopaedic & Blood Pressure Tests
- X-Rays, if necessary
- A Verbal Report of our Findings and thorough Explanation of the X-Rays
After which you should know more about your body and the problems you are experiencing than you ever have before. Whether you go ahead with treatment, as always, is entirely your decision
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