If you have shoulder pain after a car accident, you're not alone. Dr. Fritz sees this type of condition often in our Jacksonville and Fleming Island office. Chiropractic care is a great way to treat shoulder pain. Let's look at how shoulder pain is caused by a crash and how Dr. Fritz can help you.
There are at least two different ways that you can get shoulder pain after a car crash: by direct injury to the shoulder or by referred pain from the neck.
Direct injury can be caused by hitting 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 crash. With this type of trauma, you'll often be aware of the pain soon after the wreck.
More commonly, Dr. Fritz finds that shoulder or arm pain does not immediately appear after a collision, but begins a few days or weeks after the trauma. This type of shoulder discomfort actually starts in the neck. Injured soft tissue in your neck can tweak nerves in your neck, causing tingling, numbness, or pain in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.
We've worked with both types of shoulder pain in our Jacksonville and Fleming Island office. This process involves chiropractic adjustments to restore your spine's natural mobility and exercises that strengthen your neck and shoulder.
You don't have to suffer from shoulder pain. Dr. Fritz is conveniently located in Jacksonville and Fleming Island to help you heal, whether you've been in a car crash or not. Dr. Fritz will first determine what's causing your pain and then work to restore your body to its natural functioning. Call us today at (904) 425-9060 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.