Shoulder pain is a problem experienced by many auto injury patients, and there are two common causes.
The first is direct damage to the shoulder during the impact. If your shoulder strikes something directly, it can injure the joint capsule. In addition, if you are clenching the steering wheel tightly during a rear-end impact, your body can lag behind the car, applying tension on your wrists and shoulders.
The second cause of shoulder pain is not so direct and can be trickier to diagnose. Trauma to the neck or spine can produce tension on the nerve fibers that travel from the spine to your shoulder, arm, and hands. This can be perplexing, as the discomfort or numbness is experienced in one part of your body, while the problem is actually in your spine.
Chiropractic is a well-known, reliable way to help men and women with shoulder problems, and we've been working with these types of injuries in Arlington, WA since 1990.
If you have been in an auto collision and have signs of shoulder injury, Dr. Ernst is here to help. We can help identify the underlying source of your pain and formulate a plan of action to help you restore your health. We have helped many patients in Arlington, WA improve from these sorts of problems.
Call our office today at (360) 659-8464 for an appointment or for more information.