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Treating Shoulder Dysfunction and "Frozen Shoulders"

Author's Abstract: This article presents three case histories to illustrate the treatment of "frozen shoulder" and related shoulder dysfunction as a combined disorder involving joint dysfunction and myofascial pain syndrome. The author reviews the literature and questions the traditional treatment approaches, which focus on treating inflammation and breaking adhesions. The concept of adhesive capsulitis as the only cause of "frozen shoulder" is challenged. The author proposes an alternative treatment protocol that addresses specific patterns of joint dysfunction and myofascial disorder.

Comment: Dr. Ferguson utilized spinal adjustments and shoulder adjustments.

Ferguson LW.   Chiropractic Technique, 1995; 7:73-81.