Shoulder immobility can feel like wearing a straitjacket: restrictive, frustrating, and debilitating. Often referred to as "frozen shoulder," this condition locks up the shoulder joint, making movement painful and, in severe cases, impossible.
Yet, there's hope beyond the stiffness and the discomfort—a realm of freedom and movement, accessible through the precise and attentive care at Healthy Living Spinal Care in Hickory, NC.
Dr. Joey Miles and his team understand that shoulder issues, particularly those as complex as frozen shoulder, require a nuanced approach. This article takes a closer look at how chiropractic care can thaw the freeze and bring mobility back to those suffering shoulders.
Understanding Frozen Shoulder
Frozen shoulder, or adhesive capsulitis, is a condition characterized by stiffness and pain in the shoulder joint. It typically develops gradually, gets worse over time, and then resolves, often taking one to three years to recover fully.
The causes of frozen shoulder are not fully understood, but the condition often follows an injury or a period of immobilization.
Chiropractic Care: An Intervention of Precision and Relief
Chiropractic care offers a non-invasive and drug-free pathway to healing. It's based on the premise that the body has an inherent ability to heal and maintain health, with the spine playing a central role in that process.
The Role of Upper Cervical Care in Shoulder Health
While it may not seem immediately apparent, the health of our upper cervical spine can profoundly impact our shoulder mobility. Misalignments in the neck can disrupt nerve pathways and muscle patterns, contributing to conditions like frozen shoulder.
Beyond the Joint: Chiropractic's Holistic Impact
Chiropractic care transcends beyond simple adjustments. Dr. Miles recognizes that each patient's lifestyle, habits, and movement patterns play a significant role in their healing journey.
Stepping Stones to Recovery
For individuals from Hickory, Lenoir, Conover, Lincolnton, and Statesville, Healthy Living Spinal Care offers a comprehensive treatment plan, stepping stones laid carefully on the path to recovery.
Dr. Joey Miles is there to guide each step, ensuring that patients are supported and empowered to reclaim the freedom of movement they deserve.