Torn rotator cuffs are extremely painful and require a particular type of treatment that can support the complexities of the tissue that surrounds this area. Although torn rotator cuff injuries tend to affect athletes and those who participate in vigorous activities, those who are over the age of 50 years old are also vulnerable to this condition. If you tear your rotator cuff because of gradual stress or sudden impact, contact our Snellville Chiropractors to schedule a free consultation. Call us today at (404) 889-8826.
Your shoulder is a complex ball and socket joint. Your rotator cuffs are responsible for holding your arms in place, connecting them to your body and allowing you to remain as flexible. When the tissue that surrounds your shoulders and neck stretches beyond its limit, as in the case of a sudden accident, or wears thin over time, you are likely to experience a series of complications, including:
When you are involved in a car crash, your natural instinct is to brace yourself by putting your arms out in front of you or by tightening your grip on the steering wheel. Although this reaction is normal among accident victims, it is also one of the contributing factors for torn rotator cuffs since it causes your body to become rigid and thus, more vulnerable to tissue damage.
There are several symptoms associated with torn rotator cuffs, and most victims will almost immediately notice a sharp, burning sensation when an injury takes place. Torn rotator cuffs tend to produce significant tenderness, sensitivity, and make it difficult to impossible to lift your arm above your waistline.
Our Snellville Chiropractors have direct access to several state-of-the-art imaging devices that allow us to understand the exact location and extent of your torn rotator cuff. Using X-ray machines and MRI scans makes it possible to review a full 360-degree visual of your injury. This type of insight allows our Chiropractors to develop the most appropriate treatment plan that supports your specific health requirements. This unique approach makes it possible to help our patients recover as fast and safely as possible, while also protecting them from future relapses.
AICA Snellville specializes in treatment and recovery of torn rotator cuffs resulting from car accidents. With minor partial tears, physical therapy and rest can be beneficial as treatment. Our Chiropractors collaborate with physical therapists and other specialists to give you the best treatment possible.
Contact AICA Snellville’s Chiropractors today at (404) 889-8826 to schedule a free consultation and to learn more about your treatment options.