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Beaver Falls Chiropractor | Beaver Falls chiropractic care | PA | About Frozen Shoulder Syndrome

Chippewa Chiropractic Clinic
Dr. Louis D'Amico
Dr. Todd Large 

2401 Darlington Road
Beaver Falls, PA 15010
(724) 843-7255

Chiropractic & Wellness

Frozen Shoulder Syndrome

Frozen shoulder syndrome, a.k.a., adhesive capsulitis is a very painful and debilitating condition that affects approximately 3% of the population. That amounts to about 9 million Americans annually. Most patients are in the 40 to 70 year old range. The condition is characterized by severe shoulder pain, very limited shoulder range of motion, and noticeable disruption of sleep due to pain. Many times the patient does not know what brought on the condition. It affects women more than men and in about 10 to 20% of patients, they can develop frozen shoulder syndrome in the other shoulder as well.

Up until now the current medical thinking is that frozen shoulder syndrome starts in the affected shoulder. Current treatments including cortisone injections, anti-inflammatory drugs, and physical therapy are directed at the symptomatic shoulder. If these attempts fail, surgical procedures such as manipulation under anesthesia or arthroscopic surgery may be attempted. The success rates for these interventions are low and the patient usually spends months to years with debilitating pain and impaired function.

Dr. D'Amico and his two business partners, Dr. Francis Murphy, and Dr. Michael Hall, created a company called OTZ Health Education Systems which teaches chiropractors around the world a revolutionary new way to treat frozen shoulder syndrome.  
Beaver Falls Chiropractor | About Frozen Shoulder Syndrome. Dr. Louis D'Amico is a Beaver Falls Chiropractor.