Shoulder pain is a condition reported by many auto injury patients, and there are two typical explanations.
The first is direct injury to the shoulder during the collision. If your shoulder hits something directly, it can damage the joint capsule. Also, if you are gripping the steering wheel firmly during a rear-end impact, your torso can lag behind the car, applying stress on your wrists and shoulders.
The second cause of shoulder pain is not so direct and can be more challenging to identify. Trauma to the neck or back can create pressure on the nerve fibers that travel from the spine to your shoulder, arm, and hands. This can be perplexing, as the discomfort or numbness is experienced in one part of your body, while the problem is actually in your spine.
Chiropractic adjustments are a tried and tested, successful way to help men and women with shoulder pain, and we've been working with these types of injuries in West Seattle, WA since 1994.
If you have been in a car wreck and have symptoms of shoulder injury, Dr. Adkins is here to help. We can help identify the underlying source of your pain and develop a plan of action to help you reclaim your health. We have helped many people in West Seattle, WA recover from these sorts of problems.
Call our office today at (206) 258-4886 for a consultation or for more information.