Shoulder discomfort is a condition reported by many car crash patients, and there are two typical explanations.
The first is direct injury to the shoulder during the wreck. If your shoulder hits something directly, it can tear the joint capsule. In addition, if you are clenching the steering wheel tightly during a rear-end collision, your body can lag behind the car, putting tension on your wrists and shoulders.
The second cause of shoulder pain is not so direct and can be harder to identify. Shock to the neck or spine can create tension 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 care is a proven, effective way to help people with shoulder problems, and we've been working with these types of injuries in Saint Paul, MN since 1985.
If you have been in a car wreck and have signs of shoulder injury, Dr. Skon is here to help. We can help establish the underlying cause of your pain and develop a treatment plan to help you reclaim your health. We've helped many people in Saint Paul, MN heal from these sorts of injuries.
Call our office today at (651) 644-3900 for an appointment or for more advice.