Shoulder Injury from Auto Accident
Being the victim of an auto accident can have serious long-term consequences. From emotional and physical trauma, an auto accident can cause injuries serious enough to be debilitating and lower the victim’s quality of life. Many of our patients report severe shoulder pain after being involved in an auto accident. At Back & Neck Care Center of North County, we have been sharing the benefits of chiropractic care with residents of Florissant, MO for many years. When you first visit our office, our chiropractor will assess your musculoskeletal system to determine the root cause of your shoulder pain before creating a chiropractic care plan to address it.
Causes of Shoulder Pain Following an Auto Accident
Some common causes of shoulder pain after a car accident include:
- Fractures - Fractures that occur during a car accident can include breaks in the clavicle and humerus, as well as dislocated shoulder joints.
- Whiplash - This can appear hours, days, or even weeks after an accident, and is caused by the sudden jerking motion of the neck during a car accident. Whiplash can cause deferred shoulder and neck pain.
- Musculoskeletal Injuries - If you're involved in a car accident, certain tears in the ligaments connecting your shoulder joints can occur. This leads to pain and inflammation in the injury site. Other car accident injuries that can contribute to shoulder pain include sprains and strains of the shoulder muscle.
- Rotator Cuff Injuries - These injures can occur due to tears in the rotator cuff and supporting shoulder structures. If you experience pain when moving your arm, you may be suffering from a rotator cuff injury. If left untreated, rotator cuff injuries can result in long-term pain and immobility.
Chiropractic Care for Shoulder Pain
Our chiropractor can help alleviate all of the above injuries through the use of chiropractic adjustments, corrective exercises, massage therapy, and more. Rather than masking your pain with prescription medication or performing invasive surgery, our chiropractor will identify and address the root cause of your shoulder pain. Over time, chiropractic care will relieve your shoulder pain, restore your range of motion, and enhance your body’s natural ability to heal itself. The combination of services recommended by our chiropractor will depend on the root cause of your shoulder pain.
Contact us For Chiropractic Care in Florissant, MO
If you have recently been involved in an auto accident in Florissant, MO, contact Back & Neck Care Center of North County today at (314) 838-2220.