Shoulder discomfort is a problem experienced by many auto injury patients, and there are two typical causes.
The first is direct trauma to the shoulder during the impact. If your shoulder strikes something directly, it can tear the joint capsule. Also, if you are gripping the steering wheel tightly during a rear-end collision, your body can lag behind the car, placing tension on your wrists and shoulders.
The second cause of shoulder pain is less straightforward and can be more difficult to diagnose. Injury to the neck or spine can create pressure on the nerve fibers that travel from the spine to your shoulder, arm, and hands. This can be baffling, as the pain or numbness is sensed in one part of your body, while the problem is actually in your spine.
Chiropractic is a proven, reliable way to help people with shoulder problems, and we've been working with these types of injuries in Oakleigh, Melbourne since 1987.
If you have been in a car crash and have signs of shoulder injury, Dr. Liveriadis is here to help. We can help pinpoint the underlying cause of your problem and formulate a plan of action to help you reclaim your health. We've helped many people in Oakleigh, Melbourne improve from these sorts of injuries.
Call our office today at (03) 9579 2699 for a consultation or for more advice.