Shoulder injury following an auto accident could lead to chronic pain. You might think that the shoulder pain will go away over time but you might not be able to get the relief you are looking for by just waiting. We at Back & Neck Care Center of North County in Florissant, MO, can help provide care for shoulder injuries and pain. Our healing therapies are designed to help fast-track your recovery.
What Auto Accident Injury Causes Shoulder Pain?
Pain can result from direct impact to the shoulder or back upon collision. These injuries may involve the bones, muscles, tendons, or ligaments that make up the shoulder joint. The shoulder blade, collarbone, and upper arm bone are large bones that make up the shoulder joint and are prone to injury. Soft tissue such as the rotator cuff may tear and cause a temporary loss of function.
Pain may radiate to the shoulder from other acute injuries such as whiplash. Whiplash is a neck injury caused when the ligaments in the neck are stretched beyond their normal limits. Although the pain may stay localized, it sometimes travels to the shoulder, arm, or hand.
Shoulder Pain Symptoms
The pain at the injury site may range from dull to excruciating. You may also experience these other symptoms:
- Swelling and tenderness (inflammation)
- Unstable shoulder joint
- Stiffness or limited range of movement
- Pain when trying to lift the arm
- Neck pain or upper back pain
- Numbness, tingling, or weakness (indicates a nerve is affected)
Shoulder Pain Treatment by a Chiropractor
Upon visiting our office, you will undergo an exam to help us determine the extent of your injury. The two main goals we may set are to reduce your pain and get your shoulder moving again like normal. We may be able to help achieve these outcomes by performing a shoulder adjustment.
Chiropractic adjustment of the shoulder is a straightforward technique. A chiropractor on our team will gently manipulate the affected joint or bone back into alignment. We may recommend you consider a neck and upper back adjustment to enhance pain relief.
In addition to adjustments, you may benefit from corrective exercises, lifestyle advice, and more. These therapies can help you strengthen the injured area and remove any obstacles to healing.
Get Chiropractic Care from a Chiropractor for Shoulder Pain
We will provide rehabilitative care to help alleviate pain and restore shoulder mobility. Book an appointment at our Florissant, MO, location. Call us at (314) 838-2220 for more information. We at Back & Neck Care Center of North County are here to help.