It’s incredibly common for individuals in car accidents to sustain injuries. One part of the body that’s affected most commonly is the shoulder, as it’s located in an area that’s close to windows as well as other moving objects. Unfortunately, the trauma sustained is different for each individual, depending on the type of impact that’s experienced. Some of the most common shoulder injuries in particular include:
- Fractured bones
- Ripped muscles
- Torn rotator cuffs
How Dr. Owen Can Help With Shoulder Injuries
Chiropractors are wonderful care providers for shoulder injuries because they are familiar with the joints, ligaments, muscles, bones, and tendons that make up the shoulder as a whole. This complex understanding means that Dr. Owen will take an in-depth look at the pain to find the exact underlying cause of it. Rather than giving medications to address this, he targets the root cause of the pain.
Some of the solutions they use to promote natural healing within the body include:
Adjustments are often recommended because they help alleviate inflammation, align misplaced vertebra’s, and correct other issues with the spine and shoulder. The exact adjustments that are used will be based on the individual and their injuries specifically.
Healing the Brachial Plexus
The brachial plexus is a bundle of nerves that work for your elbow, wrists, hand, arm, and shoulder. If its injured during an accident, the nerves can create muscle weakness, pain, and numbness.
Many shoulder injuries can benefit from massage therapy because it helps improve circulation as well as flexibility to reduce inflammation. Dr. Owen is skilled with this type of treatment and do thorough evaluations beforehand to ensure they understand which massage techniques will be the most beneficial.
Our patients are not simply given prescription medications that only numb the pain. Instead, they are given a thorough evaluation to determine what’s causing the pain in the first place. With this information, they are able to provide personalized care that targets the pain more effectively, quickly, and without drugs. Ultimately this can help promote healing within the body so the shoulder is able to achieve better functionality well into the future. If you have are suffering and in pain due to an auto accident, call us right away. From back injuries to whiplash from an accident, chiropractic medicine can help you return about to your normal, pain-free life.