A frozen shoulder makes simple tasks like putting on a shirt or washing your hair painful and eventually impossible. Also called Adhesive Capsulitis, this condition is caused by adhesions and scar tissue that develop on the shoulder joint capsule. It mostly occurs in people who’ve kept their arm mobilized for a long time or have diabetes, and the effects eventually become debilitating. About 10% of people with rotator cuff disorders develop frozen shoulder. Fortunately if caught early enough, the primary treatment for this condition is therapy. The downside is the down time; frozen shoulders can take 6-9 months and sometimes several years to recover from (1).
Frozen shoulders often start out slow with some pain and mild reduced range of motion but usually get worse with time. Traditional medical treatment may include corticosteroids, numbing medications and there is even a surgery available, however should be considered only as a last resort. Most adhesive capsulitis cases will respond with the right physical therapy (2). As frozen shoulder conditions can take a long time to recover from, complete results can sometimes be dependent on the patient’s ability to follow through with on-going care that may be lengthy.
The latest science of regenerative medicine is showing tremendous promise for the frozen shoulder sufferer. Patients are getting terrific results when combining regenerative medicine with the proper physical therapy. Therapy helps stretch the capsule, break up adhesions and build back functional strength. Regenerative medicine helps repair the damaged connective tissue that makes up the ligament capsule. At Solutions, we us a regenerative medicine product designed specifically for ligament capsule problems in the shoulder (and the other joints). We highly recommend regenerative medicine for treatment of adhesive capsulitis and have seen it work for many patients.
If you Google ‘frozen shoulder near me’, and you live in the Tri-Cities area, the best thing you can do is click on Solutions Integrated Medicine. If you have a frozen shoulder, your best chance of getting better, stronger and back to functioning normal again is if you come to Solutions. We have an extremely effective frozen shoulder treatment program that combines both state of the art regenerative medicine and our comprehensive rehab. Our rehab staff is highly trained and experienced in helping patients with adhesive capsulitis and we get excellent results with this condition.
Dr. Levesque has practiced chiropractic in Abingdon, VA for the last 25 years. After experiencing amazing success with regenerative medicine himself, he came to work for Solutions Integrated Medicine. He is highly committed to further studying this science for the purpose of helping more patients feel better, become healthier and avoid surgery.
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