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Answers to Your Frequently Asked Questions About Frozen Shoulder

At Matthews Family Chiropractic, your preferred chiropractor in Mathews, NC, we are devoted to providing non-surgical and drug-free treatment options to our patients. Periodically, we get inquiries from frozen shoulder patients who are curious to learn more about their condition. Here are answers to the most frequently asked questions about frozen shoulder.

What is Frozen Shoulder?

Adhesive capsulitis, the medical term for frozen shoulder, is an ailment where you experience pain and stiffness in the joint of your shoulder. It can be caused by an injury or a disease, especially one that prevents movement for a significant period.


Doctors categorize frozen shoulder in three stages, and it tends to develop slowly.

  • Freezing – all shoulder movement is painful
  • Frozen – shoulder is stiff but pain may be reduced
  • Thawing – your range of motion improves

Risk Factors for Frozen Shoulder

Frozen shoulder occurs more frequently in people who have various risk factors, including:

  • Aged 40 and older (women more than men)
  • Broken arm
  • Recovering from recent surgery
  • Stroke
  • Injury to the rotary cuff
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Thyroid that is overactive or underactive

How can Chiropractic Work at Mathews, NC Help With Frozen Shoulder?

Every patient is a unique individual. Our chiropractic team can help alleviate your suffering from this condition. We begin with a consultation in which we take your medical history and then perform a comprehensive examination.

After establishing your baseline pain level and evaluating your range of motion, we will devise a customized neuro-muscular-skeletal program of rehabilitation. This will include range-of-motion exercises that you can do at home.

Set an Appointment for a Consultation for Your Frozen Shoulder Today

Patients in the greater Mathews, NC, and surrounding region know that they can count on Dr. John and Dr. Hanna to provide them the treatment and relief they need for painful conditions such as frozen shoulder. If you have any questions about frozen shoulder or are ready to set an appointment for a chiropractic consultation, please get in touch with Matthews Family Chiropractic today.

If this is going to be the first time you come here, you should know that we are proud to offer a new client special that you should ask about when you call.

How has frozen shoulder had an impact on your day-to-day activities? To help us compare notes, please let us know in the comments section.

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Monday 7:30AM–11AM, 2:30–5:30PM
Tuesday Administrative Day
Wednesday 7:30AM–11AM, 2:30–5:30PM
Thursday 7:30AM–11AM, 2:30–5:30PM

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