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I've been using physical therapy to treat frozen shoulder. Does anyone recommend seeing a chiropractor as well? Pros? Cons?

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Dr. Robert Purchase
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Watch this video

Adhesive capsulitis is, at its core, an inflammatory process.
While chiropractic treatments can be complementary and facilitate pain relief, treating the inflammation gets to the root problem. Watch this video (http://youtu.Be/h-umxi8yi0e) for a complete discussion of the causes of and treatment of adhesive capsulitis.

In brief: Watch this video

Adhesive capsulitis is, at its core, an inflammatory process.
While chiropractic treatments can be complementary and facilitate pain relief, treating the inflammation gets to the root problem. Watch this video (http://youtu.Be/h-umxi8yi0e) for a complete discussion of the causes of and treatment of adhesive capsulitis.
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Dr. Robert Coats II
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

This condition has nothing to do with an abnormal spinal or other musculoskeletal alignment.
If you are going to see anybody other than a therapist, it should be an orthopaedic surgeon. Steroid injections my also be helpful. Manipulation with or without arthroscopy is the definitive treatment if conservative management fails. This may take a year to resolve by itself.

In brief: No

This condition has nothing to do with an abnormal spinal or other musculoskeletal alignment.
If you are going to see anybody other than a therapist, it should be an orthopaedic surgeon. Steroid injections my also be helpful. Manipulation with or without arthroscopy is the definitive treatment if conservative management fails. This may take a year to resolve by itself.
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Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Frozen Shoulder

Frozen shoulder syndrom (fss) (adhesive capsulitis) can be a really difficult condition to work through.
Many patients will benefit from physical therapy and anti-inflammatory medications. Most cases will resolve over months, but some are more resistant. Visiting a chiropractor is a personal choice, but you may want to review the suggested treatment with your pt/physician before actually doing it.

In brief: Frozen Shoulder

Frozen shoulder syndrom (fss) (adhesive capsulitis) can be a really difficult condition to work through.
Many patients will benefit from physical therapy and anti-inflammatory medications. Most cases will resolve over months, but some are more resistant. Visiting a chiropractor is a personal choice, but you may want to review the suggested treatment with your pt/physician before actually doing it.
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