Shoulder Pain from Car Accident

Shoulder Pain Caused by an Auto Accident

Chiropractic care is often the best form of treatment to available to resolve shoulder pain caused by an auto accident. That’s why most people in Bradenton, Fruitville, and Sarasota turn to our chiropractor, Dr. John Nichols, at Lakewood Ranch Chiropractic to relieve shoulder pain.  


Why Does My Shoulder Hurt after My Car Accident?

Only an examination can reveal the fundamental cause of your injury. Below are some of the most common causes of shoulder pain after an auto accident. 

Muscle Strain

The shoulder girdle is comprised of bones, muscles, blood vessels, nerves, and ligaments that support the shoulder. 

After a high-force impact, shoulder muscles can overstretch or tear. This leads to a muscle strain of the rotator cuff or biceps.

Joint Subluxation

Shoulders are prone to subluxations. A joint subluxation happens when a joint partially dislocates. Subluxations often result from a high-force impact on the shoulder that disrupts your shoulder’s alignment.  

Whiplash Injury

Though not all shoulder pain radiates from the neck, whiplash can lead to future shoulder pain. People who experience whiplash after a rear-end collision are three times more likely to experience shoulder pain years after the car accident. 

Delaying or avoiding treatment can cause persistent shoulder pain years after the accident. It is best to treat shoulder pain at its onset. If you’ve waited out the pain, only to find that it has gotten worse over time, our chiropractor can still help.

Treating Shoulder Pain after a Car Accident

Treating shoulder pain often involves pain relievers and physical therapy. Severe injuries may call for surgery. While traditional medicine relies on medications and invasive procedures, our chiropractor uses natural, non-invasive, and holistic treatments. Rather than only relieve the symptoms of a problem, our chiropractor addresses the root cause of problems.

How Our Bradenton Chiropractor Will Treat Your Shoulder Pain

Our chiropractor at Lakewood Ranch Chiropractic will examine your condition and formulate a customized treatment plan to fit your specific needs. Some of the drug-free shoulder pain treatments we provide include:

Joint Adjustments

In case of subluxation, our chiropractor will realign your joint through manual adjustments.

Physical Therapy

Physical therapy increases your shoulder strength, endurance, and range of motion. Our Bradenton chiropractor and his team work to restore your shoulder’s flexibility through exercises and stretches. Our team will guide you through how to perform these exercises in our office so that you can continue to perform them on your own.

Massage Therapy

Massage improves blood flow, accelerates healing, and reduces swelling. The result is reduced shoulder pain and faster recovery.

Drug-Free Pain Management

Our chiropractor uses advanced non-invasive pain management procedures like cold laser therapy, cryotherapy, and electrical stimulation to reduce and eliminate pain.

Lifestyle and Nutritional Guidance

Our holistic approach addresses every part of your health. Our trusted chiropractor counsels you on lifestyle changes and dietary plans that will improve your shoulder recovery and overall health.

Contact Our Bradenton Chiropractor at Lakewood Ranch Chiropractic

If you want to avoid medications and surgery, chiropractic care can help your shoulder pain after a car accident. Call us at Lakewood Ranch Chiropractic at (941) 739-2900 to learn how we can help.


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  • "Dr. Nichols has brought my condition back where I can live and work without pain, no other Chiropractor could help me get to this point. He goes straight to the problem areas and corrects them."
    C. Longsdorf