Shoulder Injuries from Auto Accidents
If you are in a car accident, you may experience a shoulder injury. This type of injury can range from mild to severe and cause long-term damage if left untreated. If you are experiencing any pain or discomfort in your shoulder, contact Dr. Hurkman at Capitol Health & Injury Center in Saint Paul, MN. Many treatment options are available for shoulder injuries, so don't wait for the injury to worsen to seek help.
Common Shoulder Injuries from Auto Accidents
Many different types of shoulder injuries can occur in an auto accident. The most common include:
Whiplash is a neck injury when your head is suddenly jerked forward or backward. It can cause neck pain, stiffness, and headaches.
2. Dislocated Shoulder
This occurs when the ball of your shoulder joint pops out of its socket. It can be excruciating and may require surgery to fix.
3. Rotator Cuff Injury
This is an injury to the muscles and tendons around your shoulder joint. It can cause pain and weakness in your arm.
4. Fractured Collarbone
A fractured collarbone is a break in your collarbone, the bone that runs from your shoulder to your chest.
5. AC Joint Injury
This is an injury to the joint between your shoulder blade and your collarbone. It can cause pain and swelling.
6. Deep Tissue Bruising
This is when you have bruises on your muscles, tendons, or ligaments. These bruises can be very painful and may take weeks to heal.
Chiropractic Care for Shoulder Injuries
If you have any of these injuries, it is important to see a chiropractor right away. Early diagnosis and treatment are essential for recovery. Our chiropractor will help you with pain management and provide a treatment plan to heal your injuries. Some of the techniques we use include:
This is a hands-on approach to treating your shoulder injuries. Dr. Hurkman will use his hands to massage your muscles and joints.
This technique uses electrical currents to stimulate your muscles and promote healing.
This technique uses sound waves to promote healing in your muscles and tissues.
Chiropractic adjustments are a technique where our chiropractor uses gentle adjustments to your spine and joints. This can relieve pain and improve your range of motion.
These exercises help you regain strength and mobility in your shoulder.
Book an Appointment with Our Chiropractor for Shoulder Pain Treatment
If you have been involved in an auto accident and are experiencing shoulder pain, don't wait to seek treatment. Dr. Hurkman at Capitol Health & Injury Center in Saint Paul will help you find relief. Call our team today at (651) 771-2012 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.