Shoulder Injury from Auto Accident

If you are experiencing shoulder pain after an auto accident, the discomfort can limit your mobility and prevent you from participating in certain activities. At Regenerative Health and Chiropractic, LTD. in Granite City, IL, we provide various treatments to reduce your pain and improve your overall health. Before visiting us, learn about some treatments we offer for shoulder pain below:


Understanding Shoulder Pain

The shoulder joint is the most complex joint in the human body and is connected to the collarbone, shoulder bones, and upper arm bones. Along with that, it includes ligaments, tendons, muscles, nerves, and connective soft tissues. It is also protected by the rotator cuff, which is made up of four major muscles and tendons that hold the shoulder in place. Due to its complexity and location in the body, the shoulder is highly susceptible to injury.

Symptoms of Shoulder Pain

If your shoulder is injured in a car accident, you may experience a variety of symptoms. Some of these symptoms include:

  • Inability to move your arm
  • Clicking, popping, or grinding
  • Arm pain, back pain, or neck pain
  • Weakness or numbness in your hand
  • Radiating pain
  • Muscle weakness
  • Limited range of motion
  • Warmth or redness
  • Tenderness and swelling

Causes of Shoulder Pain

Shoulder pain that occurs following an auto accident can be caused by several factors. Some causes of the shoulder pain include the following:

  • Rotator cuff injury
  • Bursitis
  • Torn tendons or tendinitis
  • Dislocated shoulder
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Whiplash
  • Broken collarbone
  • Pinched nerves
  • Torn cartilage
  • Spinal misalignment

Chiropractic Care for Shoulder Pain

When you need an auto accident chiropractor that provides non-invasive and drug-free chiropractic care, we can help. Some treatments that we use for shoulder pain relief include:

  • Massage Therapy
  • Laser Therapy
  • Spinal Decompression Therapy
  • Spinal Adjustments
  • Stretching and Strengthening Exercises
  • Mechanical Traction
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling

Contact us for an Appointment Today

At Regenerative Health and Chiropractic, LTD. in Granite City, IL, we offer quality chiropractic care to help alleviate your shoulder pain and help you heal. To learn more about our treatments or to schedule your first appointment, contact us at (618) 931-2050 today. When you’re searching for a chiropractor near me, our team is happy to assist you!