Shoulder discomfort is a condition experienced by many auto injury patients, and there are two common explanations.
The first is direct injury to the shoulder during the impact. If your shoulder strikes something directly, it can injure the joint capsule. Also, if you are gripping the steering wheel firmly during a rear-end collision, your body can lag behind the car, applying strain on your wrists and shoulders.
The second cause of shoulder pain is not as straightforward and can be more challenging to identify. Trauma 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 confounding, as the painful sensation or numbness is sensed in one part of your body, while the problem is actually in your spine.
Chiropractic adjustments are a proven, successful way to help men and women with shoulder pain, and we've been working with these types of injuries in Depew, NY since 1996.
If you have been in a car crash and have symptoms of shoulder injury, Dr. Palmer is here to help. We can help establish the underlying cause of your problem and develop a treatment plan to help you restore your health. We have helped many patients in Depew, NY improve from these sorts of injuries.
Call our office today at (716) 668-2225 for an appointment or for more information.