According to research, around 2-5 percent of the population will experience painful problems like frozen shoulder syndrome at some point in their lives. That makes shoulder pain a common issue and one that Dr. Stakes sees in our Singapore office on a regular basis.
In general, this issue is more prevalent for people in their 40s, 50s, and 60s, and it tends to affect women more frequently than men. While ice, heat, and gentle stretching can often times help lessen the discomfort, so too can chiropractic.
For example, a study published in the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine looked at 50 people with frozen shoulder who were given chiropractic care. The duration of care varied from 11 days to 51 days, with 28 days being the average.
The researchers found that practically 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 of the original 50 reported an improvement of 50% or less, so reports like this show just how beneficial chiropractic can be when it comes to decreasing shoulder pain and improving quality of life.
Let Dr. Stakes help you ease your suffering by contacting our Singapore 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