Shoulder Pain Caused by Auto Injuries in Fayetteville
As a Fayetteville chiropractor, Dr. Joshua McDowell has worked with many people from our NC area struggling with pain and dysfunction following an auto accident. Many people end up with nagging shoulder pain don't even realize it's related to their car crash! We encourage you to bring yourself or your loved ones in if any of you are in need of help.
Types of Shoulder Injuries Seen After Car Accidents
Seat belts save lives, so whether passenger or driver, you should always wear one while riding in a car. That said, restraints can often impose strain and damage to the shoulder and lead to issues such as deep bruising (hematomas) and shoulder dislocations.
Of course, whether restrained or unrestrained, people involved in car accidents can sustain many other types of shoulder injuries, including:
- Muscle strain or tear, especially in the rotator cuff
- Brachial plexus injury (nerve damage the shoulder girdle which can lead to shoulder pain as well as numbness and tingling in the arm or hand)
These injuries can cause immediate pain, swelling, tenderness, bruising, and decreased range of motion at one or both shoulders. They may also present with related symptoms including headaches and neck dysfunction (as in the case of whiplash). Like other types of auto accident injuries, shoulder pain and related symptoms may not show up until weeks or months later. Untreated, an auto accident shoulder injury can easily lead to chronic dysfunction, inflammation, and pain.
How a Chiropractor in Fayetteville Can Heal Your Shoulder Injury
Shoulder joints which have been injured in a car crash respond well to chiropractic care services such as tissue healing exercises, massage, and joint mobilizations. Even spinal adjustments can help since they help the nervous system modulate pain signals (and because your shoulder shares many connective tissue structures with the spine). Our chiropractor in Fayetteville will also be sure to support and optimize your healing by educating you on ways to manage your stress, maintain a nutrient-rich, anti-inflammatory diet, and improve your posture while at work, during sports, and even during sleep in order to minimize recurring symptoms.
Is Your Shoulder Bothering You Following Your Auto Accident? Contact Fayetteville Accident and Injury Center Today for Help
If you live near Fayetteville, Fort Bragg, Raeford, Spring Lake, Cape Fear, Jack Britt, Westover, Hope Mills, or another surrounding NC community, contact Fayetteville Accident and Injury Center today to schedule an appointment with our experienced Fayetteville chiropractor, Dr. McDowell. Our number is (910) 484-2001 call us now to take advantage of our consultation offer, exclusively for new patients.