Shoulder soreness is a problem reported by many auto collision patients, and there are two basic explanations.
The first is direct injury to the shoulder during the collision. If your shoulder hits something directly, it can injure the joint capsule. Also, if you are clenching the steering wheel tightly during a rear-end collision, your body can lag behind the car, applying tension on your wrists and shoulders.
The second cause of shoulder pain is not as straightforward and can be trickier to identify. Injury 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 pain or numbness is felt in one part of your body, while the problem is actually in your spine.
Chiropractic is a tried and tested, reliable way to help men and women with shoulder problems, and we've been helping these types of injuries in Federal Way, WA since 1998.
If you've been in a car wreck and have symptoms of shoulder injury, Dr. Ball is here to help. We can help establish the root source of your pain and formulate a treatment plan to help you reclaim your health. We've helped many patients in Federal Way, WA recover from these types of problems.
Call our office today at (253) 838-6909 for a consultation or for more information.