Shoulder discomfort is a problem reported by many car crash 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. Also, if you are clenching the steering wheel firmly during a rear-end crash, your body can lag behind the car, putting stress on your wrists and shoulders.
The second cause of shoulder pain is not as straightforward and can be more difficult to identify. Stress to the neck or back can produce tension on the nerves that travel from the spine to your shoulder, arm, and hands. This can be baffling, as the pain or numbness is experienced in one part of your body, while the problem is actually in your spine.
Chiropractic is a tried and tested, successful way to help men and women with shoulder problems, and we've been helping these types of injuries in Arlington, WA since 1990.
If you have been in a motor vehicle accident and have signs of shoulder injury, Dr. Ernst is here to help. We can help establish the root cause of your problem and develop a treatment plan to help you restore your health. We've helped many patients in Arlington, WA heal from these types of injuries.
Call our office today at (360) 659-8464 for a consultation or for more information.