Shoulder soreness is a condition reported by many auto injury patients, and there are two common explanations.
The first is direct injury to the shoulder during the impact. If your shoulder strikes something directly, it can injure the joint capsule. Also, if you are gripping the steering wheel tightly during a rear-end collision, your torso can lag behind the car, placing strain on your wrists and shoulders.
The second cause of shoulder pain is not as straightforward and can be harder to identify. Injuries to the neck or back can create tension on the nerve fibers that travel from the spine to your shoulder, arm, and hands. This can be perplexing, as the painful sensation or numbness is sensed in one part of your body, while the problem is actually in your spine.
Chiropractic is a proven, effective way to help people with shoulder pain, and we've been working with these types of injuries in Joplin, MO since 1993.
If you've been in a crash and have symptoms of shoulder injury, Dr. Lewis is here to help. We can help establish the underlying cause of your problem and develop a treatment plan to help you restore your health. We have helped many patients in Joplin, MO recover from these types of injuries.
Call our office today at (417) 782-2504 for an appointment or for more information.