Many people suffer injuries after a car accident, and some of the most common affect the shoulder. The shoulder consists of a ball and socket joint made up of three bones: the humerus (or the bone of the upper arm), scapula (or the shoulder blade), and clavicle (or the collar bone).
These bones stay together through the use of ligaments, tendons, and muscles, and this joint has a greater range of motion than other joints of body.
This range of motion makes it highly likely to sustain an injury in a car accident, and if you experience an injury to this area you should contact your Atlanta personal injury chiropractor immediately.
Some of the most common car accident injuries that people experience when they are involved in a car accident include the following:
If you experience a shoulder injury, you may exhibit one or more of the following common symptoms:
Treatment options for shoulder injuries may vary. Remedies may be simple, such as chiropractic care, using a sling to provide your arm with rest, or compression, ice, and elevation. On the other hand, more severe injuries may result in surgery, such as a torn muscle, tendon, or ligament.