When you’re involved in a car accident, you can receive any number of injuries as a result. While a majority of complaints revolve around back and neck pain (like from whiplash), it is also possible to suffer from shoulder pain, which may be a sign of a rotator cuff injury. Estero chiropractor, Dr. Green, can help you determine whether you're suffering from a rotator cuff injury after an auto accident or sports injury, and get you on the right track towards recovery.
Your rotator cuff consists of the soft tissues (specifically, your muscles and tendons) that keep your upper arm bone snugly in your shoulder’s socket. If they weren’t there, your arm would continuously fall out of the socket and lay dangling at your side, completely unusable.
How do you know if your auto injury shoulder pain is a result of a rotator cuff injury? Symptoms include feeling a dull ache deep within your shoulder, having difficulty lifting your arm over your head, and possibly even feeling as if your arm takes a lot of energy to move, like your muscles don’t have the energy necessary to use it as you normally would. It is also possible to suffer from referred pain in your in shoulder from a neck injury sustained in a car accident.
Once it is determined that your auto injury shoulder pain is because of a rotator cuff injury, your Estero chiropractor can help you ease your discomfort and return you to pain-free living. To achieve this completely reachable goal, Dr. Green of Chiropractic Care and Rehab can perform manual manipulations and movements that will help you increase the movement of the affected area as well as reduce the pain. You also may be treated with massage therapy to ease trigger points and improve mobility. This allows you to fully recover from your car accident-related shoulder pain without the use of mind-altering pain killers or costly surgery.
Call Dr. Green’s Estero, FL chiropractic office today and begin your healing process. Repair your shoulder injury and get on the road to better health!