One of the most common complaints we have here at our Laurel, MD chiropractic office are issues with shoulder mobility. If you have pain, stiffness or a limited range of motion in the shoulders—then it can be very debilitating to your overall quality of life.
Here at McAuliffe Chiropractic Office, we consider ourselves shoulder pain experts and are available to diagnose and treat the root cause of your problem to help restore mobility and get you out of pain. We also understand that sometimes shoulder issues can be a sign of a much more serious issue or tear that needs additional medical intervention.
This is why we always start with x-rays here in our office so we know for sure what is causing your mobility issues and shoulder pain and so we can get to work right away and make sure that you get the care you need in order to get back to feeling like your best.
Do I Have Frozen Shoulder?
One of the most common questions we get here at our Laurel chiropractic office has to do with “frozen shoulder.” This is an unfortunately common condition that is used to describe any damage to the ball-and-socket joint in the shoulder that causes stiffness or diminished range of motion.
This type of damage can be caused by an injury, adhesions or scar tissue in the area, or issues left over from an injury from years prior. If you are experiencing this type of shoulder stiffness for the first time, or are experiencing pain or limited mobility that is different than normal—make sure to contact our chiropractic office right away.
Risk Factors For Limited Shoulder Mobility
While there is no one “cause” of a frozen shoulder, there are several risk factors that may contribute to frozen shoulder. Here are some of the most common risk factors:
- Autoimmune diseases
- Parkinson’s disease
- Heart Disease
- Endocrine disorders
- Recent stroke
- Recent surgery
- Thyroid condition
What Are the Possible Treatments For Frozen Shoulder?
Issues with frozen shoulder, or other mobility issues in this area can vary depending on the severity of the pain and the cause of the stiffness. Typically, rehabilitation, physical therapy and manual manipulations, or adjustments, will help get your shoulder back on track. It is important to stay on a treatment plan for something as serious as a frozen shoulder, and to visit a doctor that will perform x-rays and diagnostic testing first.
If you have more questions about shoulder mobility, pain or any other related injury, contact the experts here at McAuliffe Chiropractic Office for more information. You can book a consultation right through our website, or call us at 301-776-0755 to make an appointment today. We have been proudly serving the greater Laurel area for more than three decades and are here to help with all of your injuries and mobility issues.