Shoulder pain is a problem experienced by many car wreck patients, and there are two common causes.
The first is direct trauma to the shoulder during the collision. If your shoulder strikes something directly, it can tear the joint capsule. In addition, if you are clenching the steering wheel tightly during a rear-end impact, your torso can lag behind the car, applying strain on your wrists and shoulders.
The second cause of shoulder pain is not so straightforward and can be more difficult to diagnose. Damage to the neck or spine can create pressure on the nerves that travel from the spine to your shoulder, arm, and hands. This can be puzzling, as the discomfort or numbness is experienced in one part of your body, while the problem is actually in your spine.
Chiropractic care is a proven, successful way to help men and women with shoulder pain, and we've been helping these types of injuries in Reisterstown, MD since 2001.
If you have been in a crash and have symptoms of shoulder injury, Dr. Bache is here to help. We can help identify the underlying cause of your pain and develop a plan of action to help you restore your health. We have helped many people in Reisterstown, MD recover from these types of injuries.
Call our office today at (410) 833-8877 for an appointment or for more information.