If you have recently been involved in an auto accident, you may be suffering from shoulder pain. If left untreated, your auto accident injuries can lead to long-term pain and immobility. You can most likely find the relief you seek for that shoulder pain without turning to opioid drugs or invasive surgery. At Bear Chiropractic Center, we have provided residents of Bear, DE, with natural and effective shoulder pain treatment for many years.
Shoulder Pain Types and Causes
An injury to the shoulder is one of the most common causes of shoulder pain. A high-impact collision, for instance, can push the ball of the shoulder joint right out of its socket, causing excruciating pain. Acute damage to the rotator cuff (the collection of muscles that move the shoulder) can also disable your shoulder. If a shoulder injury fails to heal completely or normally, it can leave you with lasting chronic pain. Even immobilizing your arm in a cast for an extended period can create a chronic form of shoulder stiffness called adhesive capsulitis.
Degenerative conditions are also infamous for causing shoulder pain. Osteoarthritis, progressive degeneration of joint cartilage, can make shoulder motion painful. Bursitis, an inflammation of the friction-preventing sacs in the shoulder joint, can also be a source of chronic shoulder pain. A misalignment in the shoulder joint can promote chronic soft tissue pain, pinched nerves in the shoulder, and osteoarthritis development. Shoulder pain can even start in the cervical spine, with the pain signals referred to the shoulder.
The Non-Surgical Approach to Shoulder Pain Relief
Whatever the cause of your shoulder pain, you may hesitate to take drugs that might cause dangerous addictions, side effects, or drug interactions. At the same time, you'd rather avoid the additional trauma and lengthy recovery time of major surgery.
Our chiropractor can help by studying your symptoms, taking x-rays of the shoulder joint, and evaluating your overall musculoskeletal alignment. Chiropractic adjustments to the cervical spine could put a stop to any referred pain you may be experiencing. Extremity adjustments can help the shoulder joint move more freely and function more normally. Exercises can help you rehabilitate an injured shoulder or correct the way you use that shoulder.
Auto Accident Injury Treatment in Bear, DE
If you are looking for shoulder pain relief in Bear, DE, contact Bear Chiropractic Center today. Call us at (302) 836-8361 for more information or to schedule an appointment with our chiropractor.