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Shoulder Injury from Auto Accident

How a Chiropractor Can Help with Shoulder Pain Following an Accident

If you've been in a car accident recently, it's normal to feel aches and pains following the impact. While some soreness will resolve itself over time, many people who have been through car accidents deal with serious injury that needs to be treated by a chiropractor. At Metro Denver Accident & Injury Centers, we're proud to serve the Westminster, Aurora, Lakewood, and Centennial, CO, areas. Our chiropractors are here to help you get the treatment you need to help you through shoulder pain that follows an auto accident. 

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What Causes Shoulder Pain after a Car Accident?

There are three main categories of shoulder injury that follow an accident:

  • Soft tissue injury - Any part of your body that is not bone is soft tissue. During a car accident, your body can get thrown against the interior of your car with great force. This can easily cause damage to your soft tissue. You may have bruising around or on your shoulder, or you may have pain without bruising. If your shoulder hurts, it's a sign that something is wrong.
  • Whiplash - Normally, the head and neck are able to brace before impact. In a car accident, the impact happens so fast that the muscles are unable to brace. This causes whiplash. There are many symptoms of whiplash, including shoulder pain, head and neck pain, fatigue, headaches, insomnia, and more. 
  • Torn rotator cuff - A group of muscles that surround the shoulder joint, the rotator cuff is especially susceptible to injury during an auto accident. 

How a Chiropractor Can Help

After a car accident, it's important that you see a chiropractor as soon as possible. We'll work with you to develop a treatment plan based on your injuries. We use several modalities of treatment for shoulder injuries, including chiropractic adjustments, rest, physical therapy, corrective exercise, rehabilitation, and more. As you progress through treatment, we'll regularly reassess your plan and make adjustments as necessary. We'll be there with you to help you get back to a life with less pain.

Call Our Chiropractor Serving Westminster, Aurora, Lakewood, and Centennial, CO

If you've recently been in a car accident, we're here to help you get your health back on track. We understand that the road to recovery can be long, and we'll be here to help you every step of the way. Reach out to us at Metro Denver Accident & Injury Centers serving Westminster, Aurora, Lakewood, and Centennial, CO, today at 303-457-4570 to schedule your first appointment.