Whiplash Injury Therapy and Shoulder Pain
Shoulder pain is a condition reported by many car crash patients, and there are two common explanations.
The first is direct trauma 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 tightly during a rear-end collision, your body can lag behind the car, applying tension on your wrists and shoulders.
The second cause of shoulder pain is not so direct and can be tougher to identify. Shock to the neck or spine can create stress 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 well-known, successful way to help people with shoulder pain, and we've been helping these types of injuries in Daphne, AL since 2003.
If you have been in a car wreck and have signs of shoulder injury, Dr. Smith is here to help. We can help pinpoint the underlying cause of your problem and formulate a treatment plan to help you reclaim your health. We've helped many patients in Daphne, AL improve from these types of injuries.
Call our office today at (251) 621-2224 for a consultation or for more information.