Shoulder discomfort is a problem experienced by many car crash patients, and there are two basic causes.
The first is direct trauma to the shoulder during the impact. If your shoulder strikes something directly, it can damage the joint capsule. Also, if you are gripping the steering wheel firmly 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 direct and can be more difficult to diagnose. Injuries to the neck or spine can create tension on the nerve fibers that travel from the spine to your shoulder, arm, and hands. This can be perplexing, as the pain or numbness is felt in one part of your body, while the problem is actually in your spine.
Chiropractic is a well-known, effective way to help people with shoulder problems, and we've been helping these types of injuries in Midtown East, NY since 2007.
If you've been in a crash and have signs of shoulder injury, Dr. Valente is here to help. We can help establish the root cause of your problem and develop a plan of action to help you reclaim your health. We have helped many patients in Midtown East, NY heal from these types of injuries.
Call our office today at (917) 338-7917 for a consultation or for more advice.