We treat many auto injury cases in in our Boardman office, and a common symptom we see in our patients is shoulder pain. Why is shoulder pain such a common symptom after an auto collision? How can your chiropractor help you get better?
There are at least two different ways that you can develop shoulder pain after a crash: by direct injury to the shoulder joint or by radiating pain from the neck.
Direct injury can be caused by striking your shoulder on a hard surface in the car during the crash, or can occur if you have a tight grip on the steering wheel during a rear end collision. With this type of injury, you'll often be aware of the pain soon after the crash.
More commonly, Dr. Carradine finds that shoulder or arm pain doesn't immediately appear after a collision, but starts a few days or weeks after the accident. 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 worked with both types of shoulder pain in our Boardman office. This approach involves chiropractic adjustments to restore your spine's natural mobility and home exercises that strengthen your neck and shoulder.
Dr. Carradine has been helping patients in Boardman since 1993, so we know what you're living with. We're here to help you, too. First, we'll do a careful evaluation to determine the root cause of your problem, and then decide how to restore your body's natural functioning. Call us today at (330) 758-4446 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.