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Shoulder Pain Due to an Auto Accident

Do you have shoulder pain as the result of an auto accident Nashville? Here at Nashville Accident & Injury center, we can diagnose and treat your auto accident injury. We can also help you navigate the reimbursement process so that you can have the costs of your treatment refunded to you.

Shoulder Injuries Common in Nashville Car Accidents

Car accidents in Nashville can cause numerous shoulder injuries, including fractures, separation of the collar bone and shoulder blade, impingement and tendon, ligament and muscle tears. Fractures can occur when the shoulder impacts the seatbelt and may affect one or more of the three bones in the shoulder. Impacting the seatbelt can also cause the collar bone to separate from the shoulder blade.

The rotator cuff tendon can shift, becoming trapped under the end of the collar bone. This causes pain and inflammation of the tendon. Trauma to the shoulder during a car accident can also cause tears in the cartilage and muscles. Other causes of shoulder pain include strains and sprains, dislocation and frozen shoulder.

Shoulder Injury Symptoms

While there may be some pain and discomfort immediately after your car accident, the brunt of your shoulder injury may not be apparent for one to two days after your accident. Therefore, we recommend scheduling an appointment with our chiropractor in Nashville as soon as possible after your accident. By the time you feel pain, your body has already started attempting to heal the injury by creating swelling, inflammation and scar tissue, which can cause the injury to spread to the surrounding soft tissues.

  • Bruising
  • Inflammation
  • Loss of Range of Motion
  • Pain
  • Pain while Raising the Arm
  • Swelling
  • Tingling and Numbness in the Arm
  • Weakness

Auto Accident Injury Help from our Chiropractor

If you have recently been involved in a car accident, we recommend getting seen by our chiropractor as soon as possible to prevent long-lasting pain and lingering injuries. Our chiropractor can help you recover from your auto accident injury. Dr. Casey Bearden has been helping patients naturally heal their injuries and reduce their pain through chiropractic care for decades. His approach involves accurately diagnosing the sources of your shoulder pain, identifying the injuries and prescribing custom treatment programs to reduce your inflammation and pain.

The first step involves a comprehensive diagnostic exam that involves taking x-rays or digital images of your injured shoulder and asking about the history of your pain and the severity of your car accident. After your diagnosis, we will devise a treatment program that may include chiropractic adjustments, cold laser therapy, spinal remodeling and rehabilitation. These treatments can be used on their own or in combination.

Schedule Your Shoulder Injury Appointment

To schedule your initial shoulder injury appointment and learn more about how we can help you navigate your insurance claim, call our auto accident Nashville office at 615-479-0454. We are located at 6410 Charlotte Pike, Suite 102 in Nashville.