Shoulder soreness is a condition experienced by many car wreck patients, and there are two common causes.
The first is direct injury to the shoulder during the impact. If your shoulder hits something directly, it can damage the joint capsule. In addition, if you are clenching the steering wheel tightly during a rear-end impact, your body can lag behind the car, placing strain on your wrists and shoulders.
The second cause of shoulder pain is not as direct and can be trickier to diagnose. Trauma to the neck or spine can create tension on the nerve fibers that travel from the spine to your shoulder, arm, and hands. This can be confusing, as the discomfort or numbness is felt in one part of your body, while the problem is actually in your spine.
Chiropractic care is a well-known, reliable way to help men and women with shoulder pain, and we've been working with these types of injuries in Nashville, TN since 2007.
If you have been in an auto collision and have signs of shoulder injury, Dr. Sweeney is here to help. We can help establish the root source of your problem and formulate a treatment plan to help you reclaim your health. We've helped many people in Nashville, TN improve from these sorts of problems.
Call our office today at (615) 331-7040 for a consultation or for more information.