If you've recently been involved in an auto accident, you probably already know that injuries from the accident can sometimes take several days to show themselves. One of the most common types of auto accident injury is pain in the shoulder area of your upper back. If you're currently dealing with shoulder pain, we at Community Chiropractic Center in Poway, CA, know how to help.
Causes of Shoulder Pain
During an auto accident, a human body absorbs a great deal of force from the vehicle. This is particularly true in rear-impact crashes, where the body absorbs most of the force from behind, propelling the back and spine forward in a sudden burst of force. If you're wearing a seatbelt or the airbags deploy, the force from the safety mechanisms then push you back into your seat. All of that force is absorbed by your spine, and in many cases, your upper back. That can lead to shoulder pain in the days after the crash, as the muscles in your upper back have moved far out of alignment.
How to Fix it
Fortunately, chiropractic care is one of the best solutions to this problem. While traditional medicine will prescribe painkillers and muscle relaxants, a chiropractor on our team will be able to move the muscles back to their proper place. The treatment may start with determining the exact location of the injuries. From there, a plan will be developed to move the muscles back into place. Our chiropractor will be able to move the muscles gently.
After the first session, the small amount of muscle movement will alleviate some of the pain. Over several days, however, the muscles will tend to move back to their original position. Repeated treatments will train muscles to continue to move back to their proper positions. This will have the effect of pain relief lasting for longer periods of time and when it comes back it will not be as painful as it was prior to the last session.
Contact Us for More Information on How a Chiropractor from Our Practice Can Help with Shoulder Pain from an Auto Accident
If you're currently experiencing shoulder pain and need relief, call our Poway, CA, chiropractor office at (858) 486-1222 Community Chiropractic Center to get pain relief. Our team can get you an appointment to develop a pain to relieve the pain, correct the injury, and get you back on the path wellness.