If you have recently been in an automobile accident where you were hit from behind, odds are good that you are suffering from a condition known as whiplash. While many people think of this as a neck injury, the truth is that it can affect the neck and shoulder. Fortunately, shoulder pain from auto accidents is a common type of injury and our auto accident chiropractor can help treat a shoulder injury with chiropractic care. We at Lake Worth Chiropractic & Wellness serving Lake Worth, FL, know a lot about treating a shoulder injury from an auto accident.
Chiropractic Care for Shoulder Injury
Shoulder pain from a car accident can be the result of wearing a seatbelt. While these safety devices have probably saved millions of lives, they work by redirecting much of the force that the car is impacted with. That means that the forces you experienced during your auto accident were just a fraction of the overall force that impacted your vehicle, but that amount of force can still do some damage. While the seatbelt was able to save you from higher amounts of trauma, the force was redirected into your shoulder area as the seatbelt caught you and forced you back into your chair.
The result is that the muscles of your shoulder were forced out of their normal positions. This creates two problems. To start, being out of their normal healthy position means that the muscle is placing pressure on nerves that normally wouldn't be feeling any pressure. Secondly, these muscles may have become inflamed, which may cause them to swell. This swelling may place even more pressure on the surrounding nerves and may push surrounding tissues out of place as well. This can cause pain all through the upper back and neck.
Traditional medicine will typically offer muscle relaxants to reduce the swelling and pain killers until the muscles return on their own to their normal positions. Chiropractic care, however, works to help those muscles go back to their normal positions, allowing them to put less pressure on the surrounding nerves with every session. Each appointment will help push the muscles back into place, reducing the pain you feel with every visit. As the muscles return to their healthy positions, it will cause their inflammation to go down, giving you further pain relief.
Visit Us for Chiropractic Care for a Shoulder Injury from Our Auto Accident Chiropractor
If you live in the Lake Worth, FL, area and you have recently injured your shoulder in an auto accident, give our office a call at (561) 547-2210 for Lake Worth Chiropractic & Wellness for our auto accident chiropractor. We can help accident victims and we are here to help you too. Our chiropractor can provide chiropractic care for your shoulder injury.