Shoulder discomfort is a problem reported by many auto collision patients, and there are two basic causes.
The first is direct damage to the shoulder during the collision. If your shoulder strikes something directly, it can tear the joint capsule. Also, if you are gripping the steering wheel firmly during a rear-end impact, your body can lag behind the car, applying strain on your wrists and shoulders.
The second cause of shoulder pain is less straightforward and can be harder to diagnose. Stress to the neck or spine can produce stress on the nerve fibers that travel from the spine to your shoulder, arm, and hands. This can be perplexing, as the painful sensation or numbness is experienced in one part of your body, while the problem is actually in your spine.
Chiropractic adjustments are a proven, reliable way to help people with shoulder pain, and we've been helping these types of injuries in Juneau, AK since 1983. If you have been in a car crash and have signs of shoulder injury, Dr. Messerschmidt is here to help. We can help pinpoint the underlying cause of your pain and develop a plan of action to help you reclaim your health.
We have helped many patients in Juneau, AK improve from these types of injuries. Call our office today at (907) 789-1344 for a consultation or for more information.