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Fact: Shots can cause Shoulder Injuries

Posted by Nikki Nobbe | Nov 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

“A flu shot can cause a shoulder injury?” Shock, confusion, and denial are usually the reactions we get when telling people about SIRVA (shoulder injury resulting from vaccine administration). We get it, most people have never heard of SIRVA and most have only experienced the quick sting that comes from getting their annual flu shot. It's not uncommon for medical professionals to not even know about it or to deny that a flu shot was the cause of the injury. However, if you are experiencing shoulder pain after receiving a flu shot it is important to go to your doctor and seek treatment. 

The Mayo clinic advises that minor shoulder pain should be treated with ice, rest, and pain relievers. However, if you have intense shoulder pain and/or are unable to move your arm away from your body, you should seek immediate medical attention. It is common that SIRVA is initially treated with anti-inflammatory medications such as prednisone, physical therapy, and sometimes cortisone injections. 

We understand that seeking treatment comes at a cost, however it is very important to seek medical attention and to advise your providers of your pain as soon as possible. Severe pain and lack of mobility are NOT common side effects of the flu shot and need to be addressed. 

Do I need a diagnosis of SIRVA tp contact you or have a claim? 

No, as noted above it is not uncommon for doctors to have never heard of the term “SIRVA” and therefore not unusual to not have a diagnosis of it. Diagnoses that we often see with a SIRVA injury include frozen shoulder, bursitis, impingement, tendinitis, adhesive capsulitis, rotator tear and SLAP tear. If you have received any of these diagnoses after having a vaccination please reach out to discuss the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) with us. When you contact us, you will speak with an attorney, either myself or Richard Moeller. There is no charge for contacting us and you will find that we are kind, compassionate, and knowledgeable attorneys who are happy to chat with you!

About the Author

Nikki Nobbe

Nikki has been with the firm for 5 years and became a partner in 2020. Her practice focuses on litigation and employment law. She can assist with a variety of matters including landlord tenant disputes, collections, mechanic’s liens, vaccine injury claims, and more.

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