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Frozen Shoulder Treatment in Vancouver (Adhesive Capsulitis)Frozen Shoulder Pain Treatment in Vancouver

Frozen shoulder, medically referred to as adhesive capsulitis, is a disorder in which the shoulder capsule, the connective tissue surrounding the glenohumeral joint of the shoulder, becomes inflamed and stiff, and fuses together with abnormal bands of tissue, called adhesions. This greatly restricts motion and causes chronic pain.

Frozen Shoulder, or Adhesive Capsulitis, is a painful and disabling condition that often causes great frustration for patients and caregivers due to slow recovery. Movement of the shoulder is severely restricted. Pain is usually constant, worse at night and when the weather is colder, and along with the restricted movement can make even small tasks impossible. Certain movements can cause sudden onset of tremendous pain and cramping that can last several minutes.

Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis) often result from faulty spinal shoulder joint and/or spinal mechanics due to the accumulation of stress and tension to the spine from repetitive or chronic injury. This is best treated by proper assessment by a chiropractor accompanied by a hands-on treatment, which will get to the source of the problem and allow for most rapid healing. Call 604-733-7744 for relief!

This condition, for which an exact cause is unknown, can last from five months to three years or more and is thought in some cases to be caused by injury or trauma to the area. It is believed that it may have an autoimmune component, with the body attacking healthy tissue in the shoulder. The condition may also cause chronic inflammation. Adhesions grow between the joints and tissue, greatly restricting motion and causing a number of painful complications. There is also a lack of fluid in the joint, further restricting movement.

In addition to difficulty with everyday tasks, people who suffer from frozen shoulder usually experience problems sleeping due to pain that is worse at night and restricted movement/positions, resulting in chronic fatigue and other complications. The condition also can lead to depression, pain, and problems in the neck and back, as well as damage to the surrounding tissue.

There are a number of risk factors for frozen shoulder, including diabetes, stroke, accidents, lung disease, connective tissue disorders, and heart disease. The condition very rarely appears in people under 40.

Frozen Shoulder can be treated in Vancouver with chiropractic & massage services. Relief of in Vancouver by calling 604-733-7744 for information.

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