Shoulder discomfort is a problem experienced by many car crash 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 damage the joint capsule. Also, if you are clenching the steering wheel firmly during a rear-end crash, your torso can lag behind the car, placing stress on your wrists and shoulders.
The second cause of shoulder pain is less straightforward and can be trickier to diagnose. Shock 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 confusing, as the pain or numbness is experienced in one part of your body, while the problem is actually in your spine.
Chiropractic care is a proven, successful way to help men and women with shoulder pain, and we've been working with these types of injuries in Joplin, MO since 1993.
If you've been in a motor vehicle accident and have signs of shoulder injury, Dr. Lewis is here to help. We can help pinpoint the underlying source of your problem and develop a treatment plan to help you reclaim your health. We've helped many people in Joplin, MO heal from these types of problems.
Call our office today at (417) 782-2504 for a consultation or for more advice.