Frozen shoulder is a term that describes the inability to fully move the arm in all directions. Typically a person has trouble lifting their arm to shoulder level or above. This can be seen in people of all ages and is usually not following an accident or injury.
Chiropractors work with this type of issue by first evaluating the spine. They will perform a thorough exam on the spine and nervous system paying close attention to the areas of the lower neck. The nerves that travel out of the spinal column in this area communicate with the muscles of the shoulder that aid in movement. If the nerves to the shoulder are pinched then the shoulder isn’t going to work as well. If this pressure is removed from the nerve and the nerve has time to heal, normal function and movement will be regained in the shoulder.