Frozen Shoulder, or to give it, its proper name, Adhesive Capsulitis is a shoulder problem that is characterised by pain and lack of movement.
Why it happens and what it actually is, is unknown, but it does happen more frequently to specific groups of people. It affects 1-2% of the general population, although in people with diabetes this is higher, About 10-20% of the population.
There are several competing theories to the causes of why people get of Frozen Shoulder, although some of the reasons may be inter related to each other.
Frozen Shoulder is described as having three stages, but some authorities on Frozen Shoulder describe another earlier pre-adhesive stage. In my experience, I have found this to be true at least part of the time.
The Four stages of Frozen Shoulder are:
Without treatment Frozen shoulder can take between on average between one and five years. In some cases movement never returns fully. The Niel Asher “defrost” technique that I use can increase the rate of resolution of your frozen shoulder.
|No Treatment||Niel Asher Technique for Frozen Shoulder|
|Pre-Freezing||up to 4 sessions||1 to 5 sessions|
|FREEZING||1 to 8 months||7 to 13 sessions|
|FROZEN||9 to 16 months||5 to 8 sessions|
|THAWING||12 to 40 months||4 to 7 sessions|
|totals||between 22-68 months||17 to 33 sessions|
As you can see, The Niel Asher Technique isn’t a miracle cure for your frozen shoulder, but it can help accelerate you through the pain and discomfort you get with Frozen shoulder, returning you to your normal life and activities