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Rainier Sports and Spinal Rehab sees patients every week who are suffering from injuries related to a recent or remote auto accident. The shoulder is a common area for pain and dysfunction following a car crash, and our team is happy to help you or a loved one restore health and pain-free movement in this joint.
Wearing a seat belt as a driver or passenger in a car is not only smart for your safety and life, but it's also legally required in most states. The resistance of a seat belt against your shoulder can, however, lead to strain and injury on the shoulder. Depending on the severity of your auto accident, the shoulder can also become injured due to direct blunt impact.
Some of the most common types of shoulder injury we see following an auto accident are:
Shoulder pain after an auto accident may also be referred from the cervical spine if a person develops whiplash or a nerve impingement (often due to joint misalignment or disc herniation/bulge). A person may notice general bruising, swelling, and tenderness at the shoulder, as well.
If you meet with our doctor of chiropractic for shoulder pain injury treatment after your auto accident, you can first expect to undergo a thorough examination so we can get a clear diagnosis of your issue. Based on the diagnosis, we can utilize a variety of treatments to address your impairments and help you avoid long-term complications. Services may include:
Contact Rainier Sports and Spinal Rehab now at (253) 445-0440 to schedule an appointment with our chiropractor in Puyallup, Dr. Kevin Earle, or to meet the rest of our team and get your whole body back on the path to well-rounded well-being!
I always recommend Dr. Earle when people ask me where I go for my back care! No pressure or need to pre pay for months in advance. I just come when I need to and also get my wonderful massages from Krys! Love to feel papered and actually take care of myself once in a while:) Fantastic staff, all around!