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Car Accident Shoulder Injuries: Benefits of Chiropractic Care

In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some basics on why shoulder pain often appears after car accidents, plus some signs of it and the chiropractic options for helping treat it. Chiropractic care is often a central part of relieving pain and treating such injuries, just like it is for things like whiplash and other injuries often sustained during accidents.

At Peterson Chiropractic, we’re proud to offer a variety of auto accident chiropractor services, including for everything from whiplash on down. Now that we’ve gone over the options available to most patients within our realm, today’s part two of our series will discuss some of the top benefits patients receive from these services.

Pain Reduction

Shoulder pain after an accident can often be quite significant, and it may not respond well to over-the-counter medications. Many people find that their pain is greatly reduced after a few chiropractic sessions, however.

This is due in large part to the fact that chiropractic care can help to release the tension and pressure that’s built up in your muscles following an accident, particularly around the neck and shoulders. This tension relief can be a huge relief, and it often leads to long-term pain reduction as well.

Improved Mobility

If your range of motion has been limited following an accident, you’re far from alone. It’s quite common for people to experience reduced mobility in their neck, shoulders and/or arms after an accident, as the muscles and joints in these areas are often quite vulnerable.

Chiropractic care can help to improve your mobility by gently coaxing your muscles and joints back into alignment. This, in turn, can help to reduce stiffness and pain, making it easier for you to move around as you heal.

Limiting Swelling

Another common issue after an accident is swelling, particularly in the shoulder area. Swelling can often lead to even more pain and reduced mobility, creating a vicious cycle.

Fortunately, chiropractic care can help to limit swelling by improving circulation and lymphatic drainage. This, in turn, can help you to recover more quickly and with less pain.

Less Scar Tissue

In cases where there is extensive tissue damage after an accident, scar tissue often forms. While this is a necessary part of the healing process, too much scar tissue can lead to further pain and reduced mobility.

Chiropractic care can help to break up and release some of this scar tissue, making it easier for you to heal and reducing your risk of further pain down the road.

If you’ve been in an accident and are dealing with shoulder pain, chiropractic care may be just what you need. Contact Peterson Chiropractic today to schedule a consultation and learn more about how we can help you.

Peterson Chiropractic is led by Doctor Bradley Peterson, who grew up in Davis County and attended the University of Utah.