Shoulder discomfort is a condition reported by many car wreck patients, and there are two basic explanations.
The first is direct trauma to the shoulder during the wreck. If your shoulder hits something directly, it can damage the joint capsule. In addition, if you are clenching the steering wheel firmly during a rear-end collision, your body can lag behind the car, placing strain on your wrists and shoulders.
The second cause of shoulder pain after an auto injury is not so straightforward and can be tougher to diagnose. Injury to the neck or spine can produce tension on the nerve fibers that travel from the spine to your shoulder, arm, and hands. This can be baffling, as the painful sensation or numbness is felt in one part of your body, while the problem is actually in your spine.
Chiropractic adjustments are a well-known, successful way to help people with shoulder problems, and we've been working with these types of injuries in Depew, NY since 1996.
If you've been in a crash and have signs of shoulder injury, Dr. Palmer is here to help. We can help pinpoint the underlying source of your pain and develop a plan of action to help you restore your health after your auto injury. We have helped many people in Depew, NY recover from these types of injuries.
Call our office today at (716) 668-2225 for an appointment or for more information.