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Shoulder Injury from Auto Accident

Being involved in an auto accident can leave you feeling pretty bad, especially if you end up suffering any serious injuries. If your shoulder is sore after an auto accident, here's what you need to know about shoulder injuries and auto accidents.

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Common Shoulder Injuries

The fact of the matter is, you can suffer just about any injury when you're involved in a car accident. From cuts and bruises to broken bones, the level of impact involved in an accident can do it all. However, there are some common shoulder injuries that people suffer during car accidents.

The most common shoulder injury after a car accident is a rotator cuff tear. When your arm suddenly jerks in one direction or is tasked with stopping the rest of your body from impacting the windshield or dashboard, you put a lot of stress on your shoulder. Whiplash and other soft tissue injuries may also leave you with shoulder pain for quite some time after an accident.

Shoulder Injury Symptoms

If you're suffering from shoulder pain, you may be wondering whether it's simply a little bit of a strain or a full-blown injury. While it can be hard to differentiate between the two, there are some things that make shoulder injuries a little bit different.

While you might experience pain when your shoulder has been overused or slept on wrong, chances are it won't affect your range of motion too much. If you're unable to move your shoulder more than a tiny bit, you have a shoulder injury. This is also the case if the pain is affecting you to the point that it disrupts your day.

Chiropractic Treatment for Shoulder Injuries

Getting in a car accident is no fun, but the good news is there are ways to feel better. If you don't want to pump yourself full of pain medication to help relieve your symptoms, a chiropractor can help you take a more natural approach. A spinal adjustment can help relieve pressure on your shoulder and reduce pain without the need for medicine. Plus, this treatment is both safe and effective so you don't have to worry about the risk of worsening the injury.

Get Some Help

The fact of the matter is, dealing with pain every day is a lot of work. If you want to make things easier on yourself, the best thing you can do is visit a Marysville chiropractor. If you were recently involved in a car accident and are dealing with shoulder pain, schedule an appointment with Health First Chiropractic Marysville to get relief today.

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