Shoulder Injury from Auto Accident
There are about 200,000 auto accidents in Florida every year. Most of those result in an auto accident injury. Because of the intense amount of adrenaline in your body after an accident, you may not feel pain from a shoulder injury until days or weeks after the event. Don’t wait until symptoms set in after an auto accident. Our team at Sarasota Chiropractic and Physical Therapy in Sarasota is here to provide the testing and treatment needed for effective shoulder pain relief after a car crash.
Causes of Shoulder Injuries
Shoulder injuries from auto accidents can be caused by impact with another car or object. However, the most common cause is the seat belt. The seat belt pulls on the shoulder to keep you in your seat when your car has been hit. A torn rotator cuff is the most prevalent type of shoulder injury we see after an auto accident. A rotator cuff is a group of tendons and muscles that keeps the upper arm bone in the shoulder socket. If any of these muscles get torn, the victim can experience a dull ache, weakness in the arm, or difficulty moving the arm.
Our chiropractor can help diagnose just what type of shoulder pain you have. You are given a full check-up during your first consultation to help craft a care program tailored for your specific needs. Chiropractic techniques adjust the body to improve circulation and nerve function. Our chiropractor will create a personalized treatment plan to alleviate your pain and help your body fully recover.
After an injury, your shoulder requires gradual exercise to help it regain strength and mobility. Our physical therapist will help devise an exercise plan for you to regain the use of your shoulder again. Our physical therapist can also suggest ways for you to get around without putting too much stress on your injured shoulder.
Our chiropractic team will also go over your diet, including any medication or vitamins you take. We will suggest what foods or nutritional supplements to take in order to help you lose weight and speed up your body’s natural healing process.
Visit Our Chiropractor in Sarasota for Shoulder Pain Treatment after an Auto Accident
There’s no need to suffer from shoulder pain after a car accident. If you live in Sarasota or the surrounding areas, contact Sarasota Chiropractic and Physical Therapy at (941) 924-9892 to make an appointment today. If you are looking for a “chiropractor near me,” contact us today to learn more about how we can help.