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Frozen Shoulder – What is It and How can I Get Relief?

Frozen Shoulder, or adhesive capsulitis as it’s referred to in the wellness & medical community, is a condition that drastically decreases your range of motion in your shoulder and is most often accompanied by pain.

If you’ve been experiencing

  • Reduced range of motion in your shoulde
  • Aching and pain in your shoulder without any injury

Then you may be at the beginning stages of Frozen Shoulder. Don’t wait for the pain to get better while you nurse it with a heating pad and ibuprofen of acetaminophen.

The earlier you can begin to treat Frozen Shoulder the better.

We have helped numerous Frozen Shoulder sufferers get relief from their pain and get back to their regular life. ClICK HERE to book a 15-Minute Appointment to discuss how our treatment options can help.

What Causes Frozen Shoulder?

For many, the condition just arrived one morning after waking up and you suddenly have a drastically reduced range of motion.

You’re unable to:

  • Blow-dry, brush or comb your hair
  • Open or close the car door
  • Pull on a heavy coat
  • and a host of other things you require a full range of motion for

While Frozen Shoulder can improve on it’s own it can take months to progress through the pain and lack of movement.


How to Resolve Frozen Shoulder

Injections directly into the joint, such as hydrodilation or straight cortisone, are often done by MD’s. These can provide relief from the pain and discomfort.

Capsular release surgery is another treatment option where doctors work to remove scarred capsule tissue from the joint.

No matter what treatment path you take, physical therapy will play a big part, be it Chiropractic, Massage or Kinesiologist.

Physical therapy treatments such as Chiropractic, massage and laser therapy play a big role in thawing and healing frozen shoulder. In many cases, they are enough to recover from the ailment entirely.

We have had great success with patients in Halifax using Chiropractic, Laser Therapy, Massage & Kinesiologist to treat Frozen Shoulder at all stages.

Your first defense against frozen shoulder pain getting worse should be a consultation with a professional practitioner who can help determine the right treatment regimen for you.

We offer complimentary 15-Minute Consultations at our clinic in Clayton Park where we will help determine if you are suffering from Frozen Shoulder and which treatment option is best for you.

To book our next available 15-Minute Consultation please submit the form on this page or call our office at 902-445-9335.

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Getting Relief from your Headaches in Halifax

Whether you’re suffering from tension or migraine headaches, or possibly headaches associated with a recent injury you’ve sustained, one thing is for sure, your quality of life and day-to-day ability to do regular tasks is severely hampered.

In this article we’re going to discuss the three types of headaches we have success treating at our clinic: Tension, Migraine and Post Traumatic headaches.

In some cases, we co-manage the treatment of certain headaches with other practitioners such as medical doctors, or other practitioners in our office such as our massage therapist, physiotherapist or our naturopathic doctor.

Every person’s experience with their headaches is different so I invite you to come in for a complimentary 15-minute consultation with one of our practitioners to discuss your symptoms and determine the best course of treatment to experience some relief from your headaches.

Tension Headaches

These are the most common form of a headache. They are usually caused by tightness in the muscles around the neck and restriction in the joints. This can cause radiation of nerve pain up into the head.

Treatment for a tension headache can involve,

  • Chiropractic adjustment to the neck
  • Soft tissue work on the muscles around the neck and shoulders
  • Sometimes, massage therapy
  • Ice & stretching at home

Success with relieving pain associated with tension headaches is very good!

As with most conditions, we treat here at Glenbourne Chiropractic medication is always an option to reduce pain. However, medication does not get at the root cause of your headaches. Therefore the continued use of the medication can be required until the underlying issues are dealt with.

Interested in learning more about how we can help relieve your chronic headaches? Click Here to Schedule a Complimentary 15-Minute Wellness Consultation.

Migraine Headaches

The origin of migraine headaches is often the same as tension headaches, but the severity for the sufferer is much greater.

Increased pain as well as visual disturbances such as blurry vision, sensitivity to light and sometimes seeing bright spots, known as auras, are all associated with migraine headaches.

Treatment for migraine headaches is similar to tension headaches. Chiropractic adjustments, soft tissue work, as well as some massage therapy, may be used.

In some instances, we will co-manage migraine headaches with another practitioner such as medical doctors with medications or our naturopathic doctor who will address possible food sensitivities or allergies that could be causing your headaches.

KEY TAKEAWAY: Migraine headaches can be caused by muscle and joint tightness as well as food sensitivities or allergies. We will co-manage your migraine headaches with the practitioners required for you to get relief. This could include medical as well as naturopathic doctors.

Post-Traumatic Headaches

This type of a headache comes on as a result of a recent injury such as whiplash or a concussion. They are a bit more complicated and are most often co-managed with another practitioner.

Beyond just chiropractic adjustments and soft tissue work we often incorporate laser therapy and physiotherapy to get results when treating post-traumatic headaches.

No matter what the source of your headaches is, chiropractic care offers a treatment plan to provide relief and treat the root cause of the pain, not mask the symptoms with medication.

Interested in learning more about how we can help relieve your chronic headaches? Schedule a Complimentary 15-Minute Wellness Consultation. You can come in and discuss your symptoms and answer a few questions with us. From there we can determine the best course of treatment for your headaches.

Interested in learning more about how we can help relieve your chronic headaches? Click Here to Schedule a Complimentary 15-Minute Wellness Consultation.
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