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Shoulder/Muscle Pain After Car Accident

I was hit by a TT on 10/11/13 which totalled the Ford F250 I was driving. I walked away from the scene luckily.
My arm was numb initially but regained feeling shortly after. Two days after the accident I started to have pain in my right shoulder area. I went to the ER in which they felt based on there examination it was just Muscular pain. They prescribed muscle relaxers and gave me a note for 4 days off of work. It is now two months later and once again i am experiencing pain in the same shoulder. Initially the pain only lasted a couple days and this time only a couple. I am not sure if i should see a doctor again. Is this pain possibly from the accident still? Ive never had any shoulder issues and not sure if this is something that is going to continue


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  • I would see a doctor again. If you are in a no-fault car insurance state, you should have no out of pocket expenses. Having a 2 month lapse in treatment can hurt your case, but you should have it looked at, regardless. I would also suggest contacting an attorney. Good luck with everything.

    Diagnosis: Thoracic facet syndrome & cervical and thoracic radiculopathy from car accident trauma.
  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 9,865
    contact your PCP and tell them that the pain is back again. Perhaps they can take another look at it, do a clinical examination and based on that, follow on testing may be in order
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  • taskattaska Posts: 2
    edited 01/28/2014 - 5:36 PM
    Definitely get back to the Dr. Yes this can be from your accident.

    I had an accident 6 months ago, I had no idea the seat belt can cause damage to your shoulder, pain was at the top and side of my left shoulder, went to Physical therapy but still pain, an MRI showed damage.

    Many people walk away from a car accident feeling nothing is wrong, pain can start at anytime, not just right away.
    Damage can be found months later.

    Your whole body and of course your shoulders can get hurt, especially since you've never had problems before.

    I'd go back to the Dr and keep going if you still have pain, also very important to have everything documented.

    Dr can also order tests if needed but honestly don't wait, things can get worse (hopefully it won't)

    Feel better...

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