Shoulder soreness is a condition experienced by many car wreck patients, and there are two basic explanations.
The first is direct damage to the shoulder during the crash. If your shoulder hits something directly, it can tear 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 less straightforward and can be more difficult to diagnose. Shock to the neck or spine can produce pressure on the nerves that travel from the spine to your shoulder, arm, and hands. This can be confounding, as the painful sensation or numbness is felt in one part of your body, while the problem is actually in your spine.
Chiropractic care is a well-known, effective way to help men and women with shoulder pain, and we've been working with these types of injuries in Rockwall, TX since 1989.
If you've been in a car crash and have signs of shoulder injury, Dr. Keith is here to help. We can help pinpoint the underlying source of your problem and develop a plan of action to help you reclaim your health. We've helped many people in Rockwall, TX recover from these types of injuries.
Call our office today at (972) 771-9448 for an appointment or for more advice.