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Frozen Shoulder or Capsulitis (Wikipedia): is a condition characterized by stiffness and pain in your shoulder joint. Signs and symptoms typically begin gradually and worsen over time and then resolve, usually within one to three years.
As doctors of the neuro-musculoskeletal system, we can tell you that both we and our colleagues do not see many cases of ‘spontaneous resolution’.
This is Not a muscular issue and should not be treated as such. Yes, you need to be ‘working out’ but the lack of doing so does not cause this to happen. It is an adhesion in the capsule and ligaments of the shoulder. When this happens you will feel like your shoulder is literally on lockdown. True frozen shoulder only happens over time or as the result of a direct trauma/surgery/casting. You do not ‘wake up one day with it’. If you do wake up one day with a sharp pain in your shoulder blade or a shoulder not moving properly, this can be helped with chiropractic adjustments but is not a true frozen shoulder.
Here is the deal, the sooner you can get ahold of this issue the better. It has nowhere good to go and regardless of what avenue you take, the longer you wait, the longer it will take to get better. The worst part about frozen shoulder is the loss of function in your life. The subtle changes over time have likely just led you to adjust your lifestyle until one day you can no longer adjust the external things. Now your whole arm is not working!
How chiropractic works with Frozen shoulder: At Be Well Chiropractic we are going to address the connective tissue component. This might mean a specific type of stretching that actually shortens the muscles first (ART being for the last 10% of the injury) and trigger point and ligament release. Understand, when ligaments are stretched they become strained, so they need pressures and release instead. And the shoulder itself needs adjusted when it is ready.
The brain tells the shoulder what to do. It does this by information from the nerves. Over time and repetitive habits, the body will send the information you ask it to and therefore behave accordingly. In order to reset the information to the shoulder, we must correct the cause of the information: incorrect habits and bad spinal mechanics. The shoulder is not isolated and should be treated as a part of the whole.
My favorite at home activity for frozen shoulder is holding a heavy object (in the old days a gallon milk carton) and letting the shoulder hang, thereby tractioning it.
Frozen shoulder is a complicated bio mechanical issue that can be helped and often resolved with a chiropractic care.
The difference for your life is: What do you do with this? What is the Quality of Life that you want to have? Who is on Team You? At BE Well Chiropractic, we work with the three causes of stress and pain in the body: Physical, Mental, Emotional. Is the cause of all your stress and pain still there? It is about getting the spine in line and also being your health coach to live a better quality of life. Call Be Well Chiropractic Franklin TN: (615) 967-7585. Dr. Janelle M. Farris is here to help get you out of pain and improve your quality of life.
REVIEWS FROM PATIENTS
“(My experience) has been amazing and I have formed a wonderful relationship with both doctors. They continue to research how to show me more exercises and treatment plans to help strengthen my body.”
“My body has adjusted better as time has gone by and feels very flexible and strong doing long days at work.”
“I’ve gotten a lot better and have learned how to take care of my own body with stretches and exercises Dr. Janelle has given me specifically for my body type.”
“I would recommend not just seeing a chiropractor, but seeing Dr. Janelle. She’s knowledgeable and thorough and will give you the best plan to bring you into a healthier lifestyle”
“I loaded up on Tylenol and other pain medications and tried getting frequent massages, which only provided temporary relief. I was always in pain and stiff.”
“I absolutely love this office and staff. Dr. Greg gave me a great program of treatments and exercises (and) I started to feel relief after the very first session.”
“Chiropractic should be in one’s priority list, just as taking vitamins and eating healthy. A must try, as you may not know how much better you can feel. Depending on the issue, I strongly feel chiropractic care is important to feeling healthy and staying active.”
“I was kind of scared of the adjustments but I figured chiropractic care was the only medical care that could “fix” the problem. Dr. Hutti was very kind and good about explaining what was going on in a clear way that was easy to understand for an average person with no medical background.”
“(Dr. Hutti) recommended continued adjustments to re-align the vertebrae, daily exercises to keep movement and to strengthen my muscles, to hold vertebrae in the correct position.”
“I am so thankful for their knowledge and help!”
Anna starting coming to Be Well Chiropractic with lung complications due to cystic fibrosis. She was having middle back pain mainly due to coughing. She has “always been a huge fan of chiropractic care when it comes to keeping (her) immune system at its strongest.”
“Dr. Janelle has been a huge factor and partner in my health. When your body is aligned right it can heal itself so much easier. I think chiropractic care is crucial to my health and quality of life.”
Since seeing Dr. Janelle her “breathing has become much easier and more free.”
“I am better now than when I first came. I continue to get/feel better with every visit. I am learning things that I believe will allow me to stay healthy for a very long time.”
“I find that going to Dr. Greg was very helpful. I tried everything else (and) nothing seemed to help. My headaches are gone. I would recommend trying Dr. Greg. It does work.”
Her first impression of chiropractic, this office, and the doctor was that “Dr. Janelle has a holistic approach that will have long-term benefits.” She was “very impressed with her knowledge and her approach.”
Since seeing Dr. Janelle, Lauren has gained back her range of motion in her neck and back. The numbness in her leg has gone away, the pain in her rib has lessened, and she no longer has headaches.
“I would recommend improving your lifestyle habits such as diet, physical activity, and chiropractic care.”
“I feel that this is a life-changing practice and that (chiropractic) is necessary for a healthy life.”
“(I) feel so much better and the pain is practically gone.”