Shoulder Pain from Auto Injury
It is Not Unusual to Experience Shoulder Pain Following a Car Accident.
The problems associated with a hurt shoulder could start immediately following the event or shortly after.
Even in a low speed impact, car accidents deliver violent stopping, skidding, and twisting forces. Depending on where you are sitting in the car, whether you have your seatbelt fastened, and exactly how the impact occurred, you could sustain whiplash, trauma to your lower back, or even a shoulder injury.
When it comes to car accidents, shoulder injuries could involve any or all of these symptoms:
- A painful, stiff shoulder
- Tingling, numbness, or weakness
- Difficulty and pain with certain movements
- Discoloration of the shoulder area
You could even experience a “frozen shoulder,” when movement becomes very limited. This condition often occurs when an injury takes place and no treatment is sought for weeks or months. The tissue surrounding the shoulder can thicken and lose its ability to stretch.
Can Chiropractic Help Auto Related Shoulder Injury?
Yes! Because there are many facets to shoulder pain, and thorough chiropractic examination is necessary to understand the injury and prepare an effective treatment plan. An auto accident could cause sprained or strained triceps muscles or injure the subscapularis muscle beneath the shoulder blade.
Irritated tendons, ligaments, or nerves could be involved. An accident could bring on a bout with bursitis or you might have a rotator cuff injury.
Treatments can range from chiropractic manipulation and massage therapy to ultrasound and rehabilitation exercises.
Avoid or Reduce the Use of Pain Meds
Depending on the severity of your shoulder injury, chiropractic treatment can be the safest and most effective form of relief. Chiropractic an also reduce pain and decreases your need for medication.
Depending on your injury, some pain relief medications may be unavoidable, but for a large number of people with shoulder pain caused by car accidents, chiropractic care helps reduce the need for medication or makes it possible to avoid meds all together. Certainly, with the rise in addiction to opiods, chiropractic care should be a well-considered alternative.
Visit Our Offices in North Huntingdon and Murrysville
Before any treatment can be recommended, an accurate diagnosis of your injury is essential.
Dr. Preston Mullens, a top-rated chiropractor in the Pittsburgh region, will help to properly diagnose your shoulder pain. This can include ongoing medical conditions, any current medication you are taking, any type of traumatic surgery, and your current lifestyle factors.
At Revive Chiropractic & Rehab, it’s our mission to provide you with the best shoulder pain relief treatment in the area. Get in touch with us to schedule a chiropractic appointment to treat your auto injury today.
Call us today at either 724-382-5576 (North Huntingdon Office) or 724-387-8215 (Murrysville Office). Visit our Contact Us page today.