Have you suffered from frozen shoulder?  It severely limits your ability to do your normal activities, from getting dressed and washing your hair, to playing sports and lifting your children.  Frozen shoulder can heal on its own, depending upon the severity of the injury, but it takes a lot of time – time you may not be willing to spend.

What causes frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis)?

It is caused by an injury to the shoulder capsule.

What are the Relief care for frozen shoulder?

Frozen shoulder is treated with:

  • anti-inflammatory medications, or cortisone shots if the problem is more severe, or not responding to the anti-inflammatory medications.
  • Over-the-counter pain medications.
  • physical therapy and exercises to increase range of motion.  You must be careful not to overdo it with sudden or jerky movements or too much movement, because any injury to the tissue causes more inflammation and makes the problem worse.
  • If these don’t work, surgery or other injections may be recommended.

In my practice, NUCCA therapy has been extremely helpful for frozen shoulder.

Here are my theories as to why:

  • NUCCA helps the blood flow, both into and out of the affected area.  This allows the nutrients to go into the area to heal the tissue, as well as improving the flow of waste products and inflammatory agents out of the area.
  • NUCCA improves nerve function, to allow the muscles to contract appropriately and relax appropriately.
  • NUCCA improves position of the shoulder girdle, taking undue pressure off the capsule and enabling the structures to be appropriately positioned for optimal healing.  If the position is incorrect, the tissues heal unevenly and out of balance.
  • I believe it is for similar reasons that NUCCA patients have improvement in torticollis as well.

I have had fast and long-term success with multiple patients with frozen shoulder, simply by correcting the atlas with the NUCCA technique.  Call Dr. Pritchett in Dublin, CA for help with your frozen shoulder.


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Dr. Andrea Pritchett of Vital Life Wellness Center in Dublin, California is an Dublin Chiropractor and Upper Cervical Specialist trained by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA). Her upper cervical clinic also serves Pleasanton, Livermore, San Ramon and Danville. She is uniquely trained to correct problems in the upper cervical spine (upper neck). This vital area is intimately connected to the central nervous system and problems in this area have been shown to be an underlying cause of a variety of different health problems, including children’s conditions such as ear infections, colic and scoliosis and problems that adults face including migraines and other headaches, fibromyalgia, sciatica, neck and back pain, and more. More information can be found on our website at https://www.vlifewellness.com/