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, greatly restricting motion and causing chronic pain.
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 a constant companion, within increased periods of pain at night and during colder weather.
The restricted movement can make even small tasks impossible. Certain movements or bumps can cause sudden onset of tremendous pain and cramping that can last several minutes.
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 Frozen Shoulder may have an autoimmune component, with the body attacking healthy tissue in the capsule. A lack of fluid also exists in the joint and causes further restricting movement.
In addition to difficulty with everyday tasks, people who suffer from Frozen Shoulder usually experience problems sleeping for extended periods due to pain that is worse at night and restricted movement/positions. The condition also can lead to depression, pain, and problems in the neck and back.
At Chronic Care of Charlottesville, we truly feel that our Frozen Shoulder program is second to none. Dr. Brian is a Registered Trigenics Physician (RTP) and has had phenomenal success with this problem.
Trigenics is a hands-on, functional neurology technique, which helps to reset the way the muscles of the shoulder girdle allow the joint to move.
Many Frozen Shoulder patients are frequently amazed at how quickly we can improve range of motion and decrease pain with our program. If accepted, you will experience the Trigenics Myoneural Reduction Therapy and will also most likely have Cold Laser Therapy.
Take a moment to listen to Judy’s feedback on her shoulder treatments using Trigenics:
During your appointment, you’ll be given a full assessment to determine what types of treatment are necessary for you to get back the shoulders you’ve been missing for so long.
To see if we can help you with your shoulder problem, call 434-977-5433 now to schedule an appointment or fill out the form below.