Frozen shoulder (medically known as adhesive capsulitis) is a descriptive name for a stiff and painful shoulder joint. Caused by inflammation of the connective tissue in the shoulder, the unfortunate result is limited range of motion and chronic pain. If you have this condition, you may have noticed that your pain gets worse at night and when the weather gets colder. Performing everyday tasks can be difficult, and sleeping can become even harder. You don’t have to suffer anymore!
At Natural Foundations, we have used a variety of non-surgical, non-invasive treatments to relieve our patients of frozen shoulder syndrome – once and for all. In the majority of cases, surgery is not necessary. Most people can regain range of motion and see an end to their pain. We have extensive training and experience in cutting edge technologies that don’t just treat symptoms, but actually heal the cause of frozen shoulder.
After a thorough neuromuscular examination of the function of your shoulder(s), including reflexes, muscle control, balance, and alignment of your spine, we can prescribe a comprehensive therapeutic regimen that is tailored to your anatomy and condition.
Cold Laser Therapy for Rapid Healing of Frozen Shoulder
Besides traditional therapies of shoulder and spinal adjustments/realignments, as well as massage on the muscles of the shoulders, we provide cold laser therapy. Often used in sports medicine and physical therapy for top athletes, including the New York Yankees, this advanced treatment uses devices like the MLS Class IV Robotic Therapeutic Laser and Erchonia Cold Class 3 Laser.
Rather than just control the pain temporarily, this pain-free method stimulates your body’s own healing process. As a result, injuries to the muscles, nerves, and joints of the shoulder can actually be permanently healed. We have found that most of our patients improve their range of motion and are often able to perform strenuous jobs and sports activities – sometimes for the first time in years.
These lasers heal and reduce pain by:
- Promoting cell growth to speed healing
- Increasing blood circulation
- Stimulating nerve function
- Reducing inflammation
- Inhibiting the formation of scar tissue
- Enhancing mobility
Pulsed Magnetic Field Therapy
This therapy uses magnet technology to stimulate the body’s ability to heal injuries and reduce pain. Using a machine that sends magnetic pulses to the injured area, pulsed magnetic field therapy alleviates the condition by getting to the source.
One of the ways this technique works is by stimulating the body to drain fluids that accumulate from inflammation. When the fluid is safely absorbed back into the body, the pressure it has created no longer causes pain, and surgery is not required.