Frozen shoulder, medically referred to as adhesive capsulitis, is a disorder in which the shoulder capsule, the connective tissue surrounding the glenohumeral joint of the shoulder, becomes inflamed and stiff, greatly restricting motion and causing chronic pain.
Adhesive capsulitis is a painful and disabling condition that often causes great frustration for patients and caregivers due to slow recovery. Movement of the shoulder is severely restricted. Pain is usually constant, worse at night, and when the weather is colder even small tasks can be impossible. Certain movements or bumps can cause sudden onset of tremendous pain and cramping that can last several minutes.
This condition, for which an exact cause is unknown, can last from five months to three years or more and is thought in some cases to be caused by injury or trauma to the area. It is believed that it may have an autoimmune component, with the body attacking healthy tissue in the capsule. Research has connected frozen shoulder to Thyroid disorders.
In addition to difficulty with everyday tasks, people who suffer from adhesive capsulitis usually experience problems sleeping for extended periods due to pain that is worse at night. The condition also can lead to depression, pain, and problems in the neck and back.
At Accelerate Chiropractic, we truly feel like our Frozen Shoulder program is second to none. Dr. Bartemus is certified in NeuroKinetic Therapy (NKT) and has had phenomenal success with this problem. NKT is a hands-on, functional neurology technique, which helps to reset the way the muscles of the shoulder girdle allow the joint to move.
Many Frozen Shoulder patients are frequently amazed at how quickly we can improve range of motion and decrease pain with our program. If accepted, you will experience NKT and multiple other indicated therapies that will synergistically accelerate your healing.
You will be given a full assessment to determine if you are a candidate for care and what types of treatment are necessary for you to return to the optimal shoulder function you’ve been missing for so long.
To see if we can help you with your shoulder problem, call 704-895-2240 now to schedule an appointment.