Shoulder & Neck Pain
Fort Collins Shoulder & Neck Pain Relief
Shoulder and Neck Pain Causes Related to Car Accidents
Most shoulder and neck pain results from injury to muscles and ligaments. The spinal cord, heart, lungs, and some abdominal organs also can cause neck and shoulder pain. Here are some examples:
Broken collarbone: Falling on your outstretched arm or bracing for impact can cause your collarbone to break.
Shoulder or A-C separation: The collarbone and shoulder blade are connected by a ligament. With trauma to the shoulder, this ligament can be stretched or torn. Many times in auto accidents, this is an unfortunate result of the seat belt doing damage to the shoulder joint.
Whiplash injury: Injury to the ligamentous and muscular structures of the neck and shoulder can be caused by sudden acceleration or deceleration, as in a car accident.
Tendonitis: The tendons connect the muscles to the bones. Commonly in motor vehicle accidents, if the area is strained, the tendons can become swollen and cause pain.
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