Shoulder pain is a problem experienced by many car crash patients, and there are two common causes.
The first is direct injury to the shoulder during the impact. If your shoulder strikes something directly, it can damage the joint capsule. In addition, if you are clenching the steering wheel firmly during a rear-end crash, your body can lag behind the car, putting tension on your wrists and shoulders.
The second cause of shoulder pain is not as direct and can be more difficult to identify. Trauma to the neck or back can produce tension on the nerve fibers that travel from the spine to your shoulder, arm, and hands. This can be confusing, as the painful sensation or numbness is felt in one part of your body, while the problem is actually in your spine.
Chiropractic is a well-known, successful way to help men and women with shoulder pain, and we've been helping these types of injuries in Gadsden, AL since 2003.
If you have been in a car crash and have symptoms of shoulder injury, Dr. Tortoriello is here to help. We can help establish the underlying cause of your problem and formulate a plan of action to help you reclaim your health. We've helped many people in Gadsden, AL heal from these types of injuries.
Call our office today at (256) 543-3033 for an appointment or for more advice.