If you have lost significant range of motion in your shoulder, you may be suffering from a condition known as frozen shoulder. Frozen shoulder affects more women than men and can be a result of scarring, inflammation, thickening or shrinking of the capsule around the shoulder joint occurs. Known medically as adhesive capsulitis, frozen shoulder is usually the result of an older injury or condition such as:
- Rotator cuff syndrome
- Breast or chest surgery
- Chronic inflammatory arthritis
- Long-term immobility of the shoulder joint
Frozen shoulder can be very painful and not only interfere with your activities for daily living but also make it difficult to sleep. If left untreated, frozen shoulder will become a permanent condition.
If a cervical spine subluxation is part of the problem, spinal manipulations can be effective in managing pain and helping to regain mobility, however frozen shoulders usually respond better to corrective exercises, massage therapy and stretching.