Shoulder Pain After Whiplash Injury

We've helped many patients with auto injuries in our Portland office, and we've seen many people report shoulder pain after a crash. Shoulder pain is a condition reported by many auto collision patients, and there are two common explanations.

The first is direct trauma to the shoulder during the impact. If your shoulder hits something directly, it can damage the joint capsule. In addition, if you are clenching the steering wheel tightly 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 less direct and can be more challenging to identify. Injuries to the neck or back can produce pressure 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 well-known, effective way to help people with shoulder pain, and we've been helping these types of injuries in Portland (Woodstock, Sellwood) since 1980.

If you've been in a car crash and have symptoms of shoulder injury, Dr. Helton is here to help. We can help identify the root source of your pain and formulate a plan of action to help you restore your health. We've helped many patients in Portland (Woodstock, Sellwood) improve from these types of injuries.

Call our office today at (503) 771-1974 for a consultation or for more advice.