Shoulder Pain and Car Accidents

We work with many auto injury cases in in our Boardman, OH office, and a widespread symptom we see in our patients is shoulder pain. Let's look at the root cause of shoulder pain after an auto collision and see how your chiropractor can help.

There are at least two ways that you can develop shoulder problems after a car crash: by direct trauma to the shoulder joint or by referred pain from the neck.

Direct trauma 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 trauma, you'll usually be aware of the pain soon after the wreck.

More commonly, Dr. Denise Carradine finds that shoulder or arm pain does not immediately appear after a crash, but begins a few days or weeks after the trauma. This type of shoulder discomfort actually starts in the neck. Injured ligaments or muscles in your neck can pinch nerves in your neck, causing numbness, tingling, or pain in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.

We've treated both types of shoulder pain in our Boardman, OH office. This process involves chiropractic adjustments to restore your spine's natural mobility and exercises that strengthen your neck and shoulder.

Dr. Denise Carradine is here in Boardman, OH to help you recover from shoulder pain. We've been helping patients since 1993 and we can probably help you, too. Dr. Denise Carradine will first determine what's causing your pain and then work to restore your body to its natural functioning. Call us today at (330) 758-4446 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.

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