Shoulder Pain Caused By An Auto Accident
You're not alone if you suffer from a shoulder injury caused by a car accident. More than half of those who are injured in a car accident wind up with a lifetime of pain and other physical problems. At Dr. Martin's Irvine chiropractic office, long time chiropractor Dr. Gary Martin has found great success in helping his patients recover from a wide range of injuries, including shoulder pain.
How Can a Chiropractor Help Treat Shoulder Injuries?
At Dr. Martin's chiropractic health center in Irvine, we want you always to feel comfortable and in control of your healthcare. That is why we take a personal approach to patient care by walking you step by step through your personalized chiropractic treatment and taking the time to answer any of your questions or concerns. Our experienced medical staff will begin the realigning process of your spine and adjust joints and soft tissue when you are ready. Treatment may require several sessions to see the best results.
Some of the most common shoulder problems that Dr. Martin's chiropractic treatments can help are:
Rotator Cuff Injury: A rotator cuff injury occurs when one of the rotator cuff tendons that help to keep the arm in the shoulder socket tears. This often results in pain in the shoulder and back, especially when a patient raises or lowers his arm. A common sign of a rotator cuff injury is a popping or cracking sound when the arm moves.
Strains & Sprains: A strain occurs when a tendon is overstretched or torn. When this happens to a ligament, it is called a sprain. Do not overlook a strain or sprain as a minor problem. If left untreated, strains and sprains can cause lingering pain and mobility issues.
Tendinitis: Tendons attach muscles to bone, and when a tendon becomes inflamed, it is called tendinitis. Tendinitis is a quite common injury and causes tenderness and dull pain.
Shoulder Bursitis: Small sacs filled with liquid help your shoulder and arm to move freely. These sacs are called bursae, and sometimes they can become swollen or injured due to an auto accident. When this happens, patients will notice they do not have the same range of motion as before and can have pain in the neck, shoulder, and back.
Frozen Shoulder: A frozen shoulder often begins quite unnoticeably with just a little stiffness and mild pain. However, if the condition is left untreated, it can become quite painful and reduce a patient's arm and shoulder mobility. Sometimes the symptoms disappear on their own, but it may take up to three years to heal completely.
Call Irvine Chiropractic Today!
Do not wait to be treated for your shoulder pain. If you experienced an auto accident injury, call (949) 559-7999 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Martin at his chiropractic office in Irvine!