Shoulder discomfort is a problem reported by many auto collision patients, and there are two common explanations.
The first is direct injury to the shoulder during the crash. If your shoulder strikes something directly, it can damage the joint capsule. Also, if you are gripping the steering wheel firmly during a rear-end crash, your torso can lag behind the car, putting strain on your wrists and shoulders.
The second cause of shoulder pain is less straightforward and can be tougher to identify. Shock to the neck or back can create tension 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 sensed in one part of your body, while the problem is actually in your spine.
Chiropractic care is a proven, reliable way to help people with shoulder problems, and we've been helping these types of injuries in Harrisburg, PA since 1983.
If you've been in an auto collision and have symptoms of shoulder injury, Dr. Blake is here to help. We can help identify the underlying source of your problem and develop a plan of action to help you restore your health. We've helped many patients in Harrisburg, PA heal from these sorts of problems.
Call our office today at (717) 657-2561 for an appointment or for more advice.