Shoulder discomfort is a problem experienced by many auto collision patients, and there are two typical causes.
The first is direct trauma to the shoulder during the collision. If your shoulder hits something directly, it can tear the joint capsule. In addition, if you are clenching the steering wheel firmly during a rear-end impact, your torso can lag behind the car, putting strain on your wrists and shoulders.
The second cause of shoulder pain is not as straightforward and can be harder to identify. Injury to the neck or spine can create pressure on the nerve fibers that travel from the spine to your shoulder, arm, and hands. This can be confusing, as the discomfort or numbness is sensed in one part of your body, while the problem is actually in your spine.
Chiropractic care is a well-known, effective way to help people with shoulder pain, and we've been working with these types of injuries in Westfield, Cicero, Lapel, Fishers and Carmel, IN since 1991.
If you've been in a motor vehicle accident and have symptoms of shoulder injury, Dr. Dahlager is here to help. We can help identify the root cause of your pain and develop a treatment plan to help you reclaim your health. We've helped many people in Westfield, Cicero, Lapel, Fishers and Carmel, IN improve from these sorts of problems.
Call our office today at (317) 214-7218 for an appointment or for more advice.