Shoulder Injury from Auto Accident

Shoulder injuries are common after a car accident, and they might be difficult to recover from without professional help. At Wellness Plus Chiropractic, our chiropractor in Carrollton, TX, Dr. Judy Kelly, may be able to help you find relief that lasts if you're suffering from rotator cuff tears, injury to the tendons, neck pain, and other injuries after a car crash. To find out more about how we may be able to help you heal from your shoulder injury, read on below or call us today.


What Leads to a Shoulder Injury after a Car Accident?

Shoulder injuries after a car accident may be caused by the sudden stop from high speed. If the shoulder of the driver or passenger comes in contact with the door or window, it can cause injury to muscles, tendons, and ligaments in the area. Additionally, whiplash experienced during a crash can lead to extreme movement of the head which further affects other body parts including shoulders.

Common types of shoulder injuries include:

  • Rotator cuff tears: This type of shoulder injury occurs when the tendons that attach to the shoulder become torn.
  • Sprains and strains: These are often referred to as soft tissue injuries and can occur in many parts of the body. Sprains involve damaged ligaments while strains refer to damage of the muscles and tendons.
  • Fractures: A fracture can occur in any bone, including the shoulder blade or collarbone.
  • Neck pain: Whiplash experienced during a car accident may cause neck pain to spread to other parts of the body like shoulders and arms.

How Can Chiropractic Care Help?

Chiropractic care might be a good treatment for different types of shoulder pain that result from a car accident. Utilizing gentle spinal manipulation techniques and therapies such as corrective exercises, our chiropractor at Wellness Plus Chiropractic can help restore proper alignment and balance to the body. Our Carrollton chiropractor might also help provide specific stretching and strengthening exercises to potentially help the shoulder heal correctly and potentially help promote a full recovery.

These treatments might be able to help reduce inflammation, release tension and tightness in the shoulder muscles, restore optimal range of motion, and accelerate healing.

Schedule Your Appointment for Shoulder Pain Relief Today

If you're suffering from shoulder pain after a car accident, contact us at Wellness Plus Chiropractic in Carrollton, TX, today. We'll work with you to create an individualized treatment plan that may help fit your needs. Call us at (972) 242-3080to schedule your appointment. Dr. Judy Kelly looks forward to meeting you.


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