Shoulder discomfort is a condition reported by many car wreck patients, and there are two common explanations.
The first is direct damage to the shoulder during the wreck. If your shoulder strikes something directly, it can damage the joint capsule. In addition, if you are gripping the steering wheel tightly during a rear-end crash, your torso can lag behind the car, putting stress on your wrists and shoulders.
The second cause of shoulder pain is less direct and can be tougher to identify. Shock to the neck or back can create tension on the nerves that travel from the spine to your shoulder, arm, and hands. This can be puzzling, as the discomfort or numbness is sensed in one part of your body, while the problem is actually in your spine.
Chiropractic adjustments are a well-known, successful way to help men and women with shoulder pain, and we've been working with these types of injuries in Prescott, AZ since 1982.
If you have been in a car crash and have signs of shoulder injury, Dr. Weary is here to help. We can help identify the root source of your problem and formulate a treatment plan to help you reclaim your health. We have helped many patients in Prescott, AZ heal from these sorts of injuries.
Call our office today at (928) 778-2227 for an appointment or for more information.