Shoulder pain is a problem experienced by many auto injury patients, and there are two common causes.
The first is direct trauma to the shoulder during the crash. If your shoulder strikes something directly, it can injure the joint capsule. Also, if you are gripping the steering wheel tightly during a rear-end collision, your body can lag behind the car, putting strain on your wrists and shoulders.
The second cause of shoulder pain is less direct and harder to diagnose. Injury to the neck or back can create pressure on the nerves that travel from the spine to your shoulder, arm, and hands. This can be confusing, as the pain or numbness is felt in one part of your body, while the problem is actually in your spine.
Whether your shoulder pain is caused by direct trauma or is secondary to neck injury, Dr. Hamid Ameri will first pinpoint the root cause of the symptoms and then develop a treatment plan that will correct the underlying problem. If necessary, we’ll refer you to appropriate specialists for further exam.
If you live in North Houston and you’re experiencing shoulder problems or any kind of pain caused by a car crash, Dr. Hamid Ameri is here to help you. Call our office today for an appointment at (713) 22-AMERI.