If you suffer from shoulder pain after a car crash, you're not alone. Select Health and Wellness sees this type of condition often in our Fleming Island, FL office. What causes shoulder pain after a car crash? How can a chiropractor help?
There are at least two different ways that you can get shoulder pain after a car crash: by direct injury to the shoulder joint or by referred pain from the neck.
Direct injury can be caused by striking your shoulder on a hard object in the car during the crash, or can occur if you have a tight grip on the steering wheel during a rear end impact. With this type of injury, you'll usually be aware of the pain shortly after the crash.
More frequently, Select Health and Wellness finds that shoulder or arm pain doesn't immediately appear after a crash, but starts a few days or weeks after the injury. This type of shoulder discomfort actually starts in the neck. Injured ligaments or muscles in your spine can pinch nerves in your neck, causing numbness, tingling, or pain in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.
We've worked with both kinds of shoulder problems in our Fleming Island, FL office. This treatment involves chiropractic adjustments to restore your spine's natural flexibility and exercises that strengthen your neck and shoulder.
Let us help you recover from shoulder pain. Select Health and Wellness has helped many people with the same condition, and we can probably help you, too. The first step is to get an accurate diagnosis to determine what's causing your symptoms and then we will determine an appropriate treatment approach. Give our office a call today at (904) 425-9060 to make an appointment.