I’ve been in treatment for frozen shoulder with Dr. Dawn for 3 weeks and am feeling so much better, I just have to Yelp about it.
I started having pain in my left upper arm in July 2010 and thought it was from working out, so I took a break to heal up. The pain got worse despite the rest and I went to my primary care doc, who diagnosed me with a shoulder impingement & said nothing could really be done about it except to take anti-imflammatories for the pain. I tried massage, other chiropractors and physical therapy with my HMO, but was still in near constant pain and thinking that I would never get better.
I found Action Chiropractic after doing an Internet search for shoulder impingement treatment and made an appointment. The office staff was very pleasant to deal with and got me in quickly. Dr. Dawn took an extensive history and studied the range of motion I had in my left arm from many different angles and positions. She diagnosed me with adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder) and told me about A.R.T. (active release technique) therapy. She was honest and said the treatment would be very painful, but that my range of motion would be restored and I would be pain free within about 10 sessions.
She was NOT kidding about the painful treatment! At some points, it hurts so badly, I’m not sure if I can stand anymore. She really knows what she’s doing though, and does all she can to make it easier and talk me through the pain.
I noticed a difference after the very first session, and now after 4 sessions, there has been a HUGE improvement in both my range of motion and pain level. I am no longer in constant pain, and am able to exercise again and sleep through the night. I don’t have total range of motion back yet, but I’m getting there quickly under Dr. Dawn’s care.
Give her a try if you’re having chronic pain and haven’t gotten any relief from other techniques.