Auto Injury and Shoulder Pain

Another common problem we see in our Schererville office after a car accident is shoulder pain. There are two common explanations for this kind of injury.

The first is direct damage to the shoulder during the impact. If your shoulder hits something directly, it can tear the joint capsule. In addition, if you are gripping the steering wheel tightly during a rear-end impact, your body can lag behind the car, applying strain on your wrists and shoulders.

The second cause of shoulder pain is not so direct and can be harder to identify. Trauma 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 confounding, as the painful sensation or numbness is experienced in one part of your body, while the problem is actually in your spine.

Chiropractic adjustments are a tried and tested, reliable way to help people with shoulder problems, and we've been working with these types of injuries in Schererville, IN since 1991.

If you have been in a crash and have signs of shoulder injury, Dr. Benko is here to help. We can help identify the underlying cause of your pain and develop a treatment plan to help you restore your health. We've helped many people in Schererville, Dyer, Highland, and Crown Point, Indiana, improve from these types of problems.

Call our office today at (219) 322-9999 for an appointment or for more advice.