Shoulder pain is a problem experienced by many auto injury patients, and there are two basic explanations.
The first is direct trauma to the shoulder during the impact. If your shoulder hits something directly, it can tear the joint capsule. In addition, if you are clenching the steering wheel firmly 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 as direct and can be harder 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 puzzling, as the pain or numbness is sensed in one part of your body, while the problem is actually in your spine.
Chiropractic is a proven, effective way to help men and women with shoulder problems, and we've been working with these types of injuries in Portland (Woodstock, Sellwood) since 1980.
If you have been in a crash and have symptoms of shoulder injury, Dr. Helton is here to help. We can help pinpoint the root source of your pain and develop a treatment plan to help you reclaim your health. We've helped many people in Portland (Woodstock, Sellwood) heal from these types of injuries.
Call our office today at (503) 771-1974 for an appointment or for more advice.