Chiropractor Questions Frozen Shoulder

I have a frozen shoulder. What should I do?

I am a 27 year old man and I work on the computer for nearly 18 hours a day. I have recently been suffering from a frozen shoulder, which is even impacting my work. What can I do now to have my problem treated?

24 Answers

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Chiropractic and soft tissue therapy can help. We are located in Grand Rapids, MI.
Go see a Chiropractor and a massage therapist, they should be able to get you over this problem. I had this same problem back in July of this year and they were the people that got me over this in four days.
Motion is life, we keep moving, we keep living...The nerves that innervate your shoulders, come from the neck. Sitting at a computer for 18 hours/day limits the motion of the body. Get to a Chiropractor who can evaluate your shoulder, and who can help it get better, and most importantly, teach you how to avoid the stress and strain that has your shoulder frozen. Get a small trampoline and move on it regularly, for 3-5 min several times each day to get move movement into your shoulders and your entire body. Keep your CHIN UP!!! People who age poorly are all looking DOWN, chin in chest...this puts pressure on nerves from neck to shoulders, causing stiffness.
First, you need to find out if it's even frozen shoulder. That condition is misdiagnosed many times. Then if it is, you need to see a chiropractor or physical therapist to help alleviate pain. You need to restore movement back in the shoulder. Not doing anything will worsen it. Ultrasound and electric stimulation will help as well.
The least invasive approach would be to use physical therapy or the Myokinesthetic Technique. Working on the soft tissue will ease up the tension and may free up the shoulder. Either way, it will have to be evaluated to rule out any injury that may have occurred. The quicker you seek help, the better to ensure the best prognosis.
I am not sure where you are located, yet I am really good at helping with frozen shoulders. Therefore, my recommendation is find a chiropractor near you who is good with frozen shoulders. Also, find work-life balance.
The shoulder can be classified as frozen once it has reached its maximum restricted movement pattern. Typically, a person experincing FSS will be unable to reach behind their back, cannot move the arm toward the hitch-hikers`position and will be unable to bring the hand/arm above the height of the shoulder.

Since nerves supplying the shoulder joint and surrounding tissues originate in the neck, it is always advisable to have your chiropractor assess your neck for vertebral subluxations if you are suffering from this, or any other painful condition. Restoring proper movement in the spine can help assist proper nerve fuction in the shoulder area. This can contribute to recovery.

To help your condition, I would recommend getting a chiropractic assessment, and if recommended, a chiropractic treatment and massage therapy. I would start with regular stretching throughout your day as well as in the morning and at night.
I would recommend slow movement exercises building up. I would look into Ultrasound therapy, Acupuncture, and Laser. Proteolytic enzymes would be helpful as well.

Best of success.
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Frozen shoulder generally will resolve by itself in 18 months. That is if it’s truly frozen shoulder. You can have it worked through with physical therapy or by your chiropractor. Again it’s generally self-limiting but you need to be actively trying to work through your own range of motions
Hi there,

I’d recommend finding a chiropractor in your area with experience treating frozen shoulder. Acupuncture or IMS needling can also be helpful.

Yours in health,

Dr. Caitlin Zietz, B.Sc., D.C.
This is a really tough disorder to treat. It usually takes a lot of time. Physical therapy and acupuncture appear to shorten the time from my experience. But, again, a really tough one--one I've suffered from.

Dr. Simone
First and foremost, I am sorry that you are experiencing this problem. The best first step is to get examined by a doctor who has education, training, and clinical experience with this condition. This can help to confirm your frozen shoulder or to see if there are any other factors that lay at the cause. If you are located near Cumming, GA 30041, I would be more than
happy to set up a time for you to come in for an exam. If not, let me know where you are located and I can see if there is anyone near you to whom I would refer you. I wish you the best in taking care of this and a speedy healing and recovery.

Yours in health,

Doug Lightstone, D.C.
Frozen shoulder is quite common with someone working in front of a computer for that many hours. Trigger point therapy is a great way to get those muscles moving and to reduce the symptoms of frozen shoulder. I have treated many patients with frozen shoulder. if you cannot come in to see me for a treatment, then stretching and yoga is a great way to alleviate some of the tightness in your shoulder. If you have any other questions, please email me back.

Thank you,
dr josh cohen
You can try acupuncture. If you get treated early, it would not take too long if the actual problem is frozen shoulder.
Get into an chiropractor that treats extremities, or adjust under anesthesia, or even physical therapy. All have protocols to treat this issue.
If you have a frozen shoulder or adhesive capsulitis, you should be getting treatment for it. a combination of Chiropractic manipulation of the shoulder, scapula and upper back in combination with physical therapy to stretch the capsule, rotator cuff and surrounding musculature would be very helpful. Doing nothing will worsen the condition
"Frozen Shoulder" syndrome is really a complex disorder affecting the entire shoulder complex as well as the spine and rib cage. There is no quick fix but there is hope. The technical term is called "Adhesive Capsulitis" and occurs following long term shoulder dysfunction that was untreated or not treated properly. Deep tissue laser, kinseio taping, movement based rehabilitation, spinal and shoulder manipulation and alignment, IASTM soft tissue treatments, and muscle energy technique manual therapy all have been helpful in treating frozen shoulder. The key is getting to the cause rather than relying on injections and pills to get by.
Get to a good chiropractor. I have helped many frozen shoulders.
Thank you for your question and I am sorry to hear that you are having trouble. Frozen shoulder can be caused by a variety of things including tight muscles of the shoulder and neck as well as an injury that the body is trying to protect. Seeing a chiropractor that specializes in musculoskeletal conditions would be helpful in determining the cause of the problem and helping you find a solution.
Chiropractic and physical therapy could very likely help.
A Chiropractor can safely treat your frozen shoulder in a non-invasive and conservative manner, so find a chiropractor in your area.
Platelet rich plasma, stem cell therapy and shock wave therapy are great treatment options.