According to research, approximately 2-5 percent of the population will suffer from painful conditions like frozen shoulder syndrome at some time in their lives. That makes shoulder pain a common problem and one that Dr. Joseph Hakimi sees in our Mid-Wilshire, LA practice on a regular basis.
Research Supports Chiropractic Helps With Shoulder Pain
Generally speaking, this issue 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 relieve the discomfort, so too can chiropractic.
As an example, one study published in the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine looked at 50 people with frozen shoulder who were given chiropractic care. The length of care varied from 11 days to 51 days, with 28 days being the average .
The authors found that almost all of the study participants fared very well with chiropractic care. The authors 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 decreasing shoulder pain and improving quality of life.
We Can Help Clients Find Relief From Shoulder Pain
Let Dr. Joseph Hakimi help you relieve your suffering by contacting our Mid-Wilshire, LA 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