Torn rotator cuff injuries are common among athletes, although they do occur with age and as a result of blunt trauma. While painful, this injury can cause a series of other health complications that permanently impair your ability to follow through with essential activities if left untreated. That’s why if you believe you are injured or experience shoulder pain after an accident, contact our College Park Chiropractors to schedule a free consultation to learn about our approach to treatment. Call us today at (404) 592-0319.
Car accidents that produce a torn rotator cuff are often the result of how the victim positioned their body to protect themselves from harm. Most accident victims push their arms in front of their body or grip their steering wheel tightly to prevent themselves from lunging forward. These types of reactions put your body in a tense position, which makes you more susceptible to soft tissue injuries and torn rotator cuffs.
Patients who tear their rotator cuff notice sharp, pulsating pain that spreads through their entire chest, neck, and shoulder areas. Depending on the circumstances and the depth of the injury, torn rotator cuffs can make it extremely difficult to obtain a complete night’s rest, lift your arms above your shoulders, and can cause weakness or the inability to grip small objects. If there are cracking noises associated with the pain, you should contact AICA College Park for immediate treatment.
To diagnose torn rotator cuffs, our Chiropractors rely on imaging devices like CT Scans and X-rays to pinpoint the exact depth and source of the injury. At AICA College Park, we have a variety of imaging devices on-site that allow our team to develop the most appropriate, comprehensive treatment program that aligns with each patient’s health needs.
AICA College Park’s Chiropractors serve as the community’s most experienced accident injury specialists when it comes to providing immediate pain relief. For patients who experience a torn rotator cuff injury, a combination of therapeutic techniques, stabilization, and heat therapy are excellent for treating the symptoms while restoring flexibility. If you have torn your rotator cuff more than three centimeters, you may require surgical intervention which can be arranged by our staff and handled by our partners at AICA Orthopedics.
Each patient’s condition is unique and requires a custom plan of action to experience a complete recovery. If you injure or tear your rotator cuff, contact AICA College Park’s Chiropractors to schedule a free consultation. You can fill out our online contact form to have one of our staff members follow up with you or call us to schedule an immediate appointment. Just dial (404) 592-0319.