Shoulder Pain from Auto Accidents

shoulder pain from auto accident

Chiropractic care is a conservative and effective option for treating shoulder injuries resulting from impact with a shoulder belt during a car accident.

The shoulder belt is great for preventing severe head and facial injuries. However, the shoulder belt is a primary cause of the soft tissue injury to the upper body and shoulders. Upon impact the shoulder belt clamps down on the shoulder while the rest of the body is being thrown about from the force of the impact.

The combined forces of the accident/collision result in tearing of the supporting soft tissues of the neck, upper back and shoulders.

Symptoms of an Auto Accident Shoulder Injury

Symptoms you may experience from an auto accident shoulder injury:

  • Arm or shoulder muscle spasms
  • Bruising or discoloration
  • Bump or bulge on the shoulder
  • Burning sensations
  • Joint instability
  • Limited range of motion
  • Popping sound when moving
  • Shoulder numbness 
  • Tingling or tenderness
  • Shooting pain
  • Swelling
  • Weakness or inability to move
  • Muscle contraction headaches, neck pain,and upper back pain

The Approach We Take at White House Chiropractic

First we have you fill out a detailed questionnaire on what happened regarding the accident, your complaints as a result of the accident, and any other healthcare you have received as a result of the accident.

Second, we’ll perform a consultation and review the history of the accident to better understand your mechanism of injury.

Third, we’ll perform an examination and take weight-bearing x-rays and motion studies of the involved areas.

Why Contact White House Chiropractic for Auto Accident Shoulder Pain

Dr. Banning will present you with a detailed report of findings on your x-rays, exam findings, mechanism of injury, and come up with a treatment plan that will be the best for your auto accident shoulder, neck, and upper back injuries

Your treatments will also be professionally documented and can be used by an attorney to better understand the nature and extent of the injuries you sustained as a result of the car accident. 

At White House Chiropractic, our primary goal is to return your body back into the condition it was prior to the accident. Call 615-672-7878 to schedule an appointment for help with shoulder pain after a car accident.