We treat many patients suffering from shoulder pain in the Greater Portland area, and it is a problem reported by many auto collision patients. There are two basic causes of shoulder pain. Watch this video to learn more:
The first is direct injury to the shoulder during the collision. If your shoulder strikes something directly, it can injure the joint capsule. In addition, if you are clenching the steering wheel firmly during a rear-end impact, your torso can lag behind the car, placing stress on your wrists and shoulders.
The second cause of shoulder pain is not so direct and can be more challenging to diagnose. Injury to the neck or spine can create pressure on the nerve fibers that travel from the spine to your shoulder, arm, and hands. This can be puzzling, as the pain or numbness is experienced in one part of your body, while the problem is actually in your spine.
Chiropractic care is a tried and tested, reliable way to help men and women with shoulder problems, and we've been helping these types of injuries in Portland, ME since 1994.
If you've been in a car wreck and have signs of shoulder injury, Dr. Abby Power is here to help. We can help identify the underlying source of your problem and formulate a treatment plan to help you restore your health. We've helped many people in Portland, ME improve from these types of problems.
Call our office today at (207) 781-7911 for a consultation or for more information.