The first is direct trauma to the shoulder during the crash. If your shoulder strikes something directly, it can injure the joint capsule, causing severe pain in the shoulder region.
Also, if you are gripping the steering wheel tightly during a rear-end collision, your body movement can lag behind the car, putting strain on your wrists and shoulders as your body takes the brunt of the crash. This action can injure your arms, back, and shoulders.
Another cause of shoulder pain in auto accidents is less direct and harder to diagnose. Injury to the neck or back can cause pressure to the nerves that travel from the spine to your shoulder, arm, and hands, causing pain or numbness throughout your torso and limbs. The primary injury may be in your spinal region or back, but the nerve network throughout your body suffers, causing pain throughout your physique.
If you’ve developed shoulder pain from an auto injury, we can help. Your pain management physician can pinpoint the root cause of your pain and develop a treatment plan to help you reclaim your health. Information from Tri County Pain Management Centers throughout Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware.
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