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Why Does Frozen Shoulder Cause Neck Pain?

Frozen Shoulder Neck Pain

Believe it or not, neck pain may be caused by a condition called frozen shoulder. If you suspect you have this condition, it’s important to get treatment right away. This neck pain can often be long-lasting and can worsen over time, creating inflammation in other parts of your body.

What Is Frozen Shoulder?

Frozen shoulder is also known as adhesive capsulitis (AC). Shoulder joints are subjected to a lot of wear and tear with everyday use. Stiffness occurs when the capsule of connective tissue that holds your ligaments, tendons, and bones in these joints thicken and tighten.

The Causes & Stages Of AC

You may start to experience a frozen shoulder when you’ve had to restrict your arm movements for an extended time. Circumstances include surgery, stroke, or an arm fracture.

AC occurs in three stages, each stage lasting up to several months.

  • Freezing. You’ll feel pain when moving your shoulder, and range of motion becomes limited.
  • Frozen. Movement of your shoulder becomes stiffer and more difficult.
  • Thawing. Range of motion begins to improve.

Acute & Chronic Pain

Sometimes AC occurs after an injury, but other times symptoms develop over time with no known reason. There also seems to be a link with diabetes. When each stage lasting months, AC becomes a chronic condition that sometimes lasts years.

Frozen Shoulder & Neck Pain

If frozen shoulder is left untreated, in time, you’ll probably lose the ability to move your arm. This puts strain on other areas of your body, including your neck. Your neck will begin to hurt because you’re overusing your cervical muscles to compensate. You can also develop tendonitis.

What started off as a dull ache can become quite debilitating.

How Chiropractic Can Help

Chiropractic care is an effective treatment for both shoulder and neck pain attributed to AC. Your chiropractor can tailor treatment to your specific case.

Chiropractic adjustments may help you regain your range of motion and open up your nervous system’s ability to communicate with the rest of your body. This often expedites the healing process and relieves any pain.

Find Relief For Your Frozen Shoulder Today

If you live in the Seattle area and are suffering from frozen shoulder, Glacier Chiropractic can help. Seeing a chiropractor for chiropractic adjustment treatments can provide significant relief for neck pain. We’ll find the source of your pain, not just treat symptoms.

To learn more about treatment options, call and make an appointment with us. We are conveniently located in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood.

Glacier ChiropracticAt Glacier Chiropractic in Ballard we provide professional and affordable chiropractic care. We treat a variety of spine and extremity conditions from our convenient Seattle area location.

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