The cause of FSS is not clear. The onset of shoulder pain is usually without any obvious physical cause. The pain related to this stage gets worse over time, creating progressive limitation to the shoulder’s range of motion. The shoulder can be classified as frozen once it has reached its maximum restricted movement pattern. Constant pain may have subsided. Yet pain may be felt whenever movement is attempted past the restricted range of motion. Typically, a person experiencing FSS will be unable to reach behind his/her back and will be unable to bring the arm above the height of the shoulder.
The Role of Chiropractic for FSS
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 shoulder condition. Restoring proper movement in the spine can help assist proper nerve function in the shoulder area.
Dr. Wolff can also show you recommended forms of exercise and stretching to complement chiropractic adjustments. FSS may take a long time to heal, but any improvement represents a significant enhancement to the person’s quality of life. If you or anyone you know may be suffering from frozen shoulder syndrome or any other shoulder pain, please call our office at 281-587-0334.
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Dr. Michael J. Wolff, D.C., F.I.A.C.A, F.I.C.P.A