If you have shoulder pain after a car crash, you're not alone. Gadsden Family Chiropractic sees this type of condition frequently in our Gadsden, AL office. Chiropractic care is an effective way to treat shoulder pain. Let's look at how shoulder pain is caused by a crash and how Gadsden Family Chiropractic can help you.
There are at least two different ways that you can get shoulder pain after a crash: by direct trauma to the shoulder joint or by radiating pain from the neck.
Direct damage can be caused by hitting 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 usually be aware of the pain soon after the crash.
More commonly, Gadsden Family Chiropractic finds that shoulder or arm pain does not immediately appear after a collision, but starts a few days or weeks after the trauma. This type of shoulder pain actually starts in the neck. Injured soft tissue in your spine can squeeze nerves in your neck, causing tingling, numbness, or pain in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.
We've worked with both kinds of shoulder pain in our Gadsden, AL office. This treatment 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. Gadsden Family Chiropractic is conveniently located in Gadsden, AL to help you heal, whether you've been in a car crash or not. 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. Ready to make an appointment? Give us a call at (256) 543-3033 and we'll get you back on the road to health.