We work with many car accident cases in in our Jacksonville and Fleming Island, FL office, and a widespread symptom we see in our patients is shoulder pain. Let's take a look at why shoulder pain is commonly experienced after an auto injury and see how chiropractic can help you recover.
There are at least two ways that you can get shoulder problems after a car crash: by direct injury to the shoulder or by radiating pain from the neck.
Direct trauma can be caused by striking your shoulder on a hard surface in the car during the impact, or can occur if you have a tight grip on the steering wheel during a rear end impact. With this type of trauma, you'll often be aware of the pain soon after the crash.
More commonly, Select Health and Wellness finds that shoulder or arm pain does not immediately appear after a crash, but starts a few days or weeks after the trauma. This type of shoulder discomfort actually starts in the neck. Injured ligaments or muscles in your spine can squeeze nerves in your neck, causing numbness, tingling, or soreness in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.
We've treated both kinds of shoulder problems in our Jacksonville and Fleming Island, FL office. This approach involves chiropractic adjustments to restore your spine's natural mobility and home exercises that strengthen your neck and shoulder.
You don't have to suffer from shoulder pain. Select Health and Wellness is conveniently located in Jacksonville and Fleming Island, FL to help you heal, whether you've been in an auto collision or not. Select Health and Wellness will first determine what's causing your pain and then work to restore your body to its natural functioning. Ready to make an appointment? Give us a call at (904) 425-9060 and we'll get you back on the road to health.