Shoulder Pain and Car Crashes
Shoulder Pain is a common condition after an auto injury, and it's something that Gadsden Family Chiropractic sees often in our Gadsden, AL office. Let's take a look at why shoulder pain is frequently experienced after an auto collision and see how your chiropractor can help you heal.
There are at least two ways that you can get shoulder pain after an accident: by direct injury to the shoulder 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 impact, or can occur if you have a tight grip on the steering wheel during a rear end crash. With this type of injury, you'll often be aware of the pain shortly after the wreck.
More frequently, Gadsden Family Chiropractic finds that shoulder or arm pain doesn't immediately appear after a collision, but begins a few days or weeks after the trauma. This type of shoulder discomfort actually starts in the cervical spine. Injured soft tissue in your spine can pinch nerves in your neck, causing tingling, numbness, or pain in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.
We've treated both types of shoulder pain in our Gadsden, AL office. This process involves chiropractic adjustments to restore your spine's natural mobility and exercises that strengthen your neck and shoulder.
Let us help you recover from shoulder pain. Gadsden Family Chiropractic has helped many people with the same problem, and we can probably help you, too. The first step is to get an accurate diagnosis to determine what's causing your pain and then we will determine an appropriate treatment strategy. Ready to make an appointment? Give us a call at (256) 543-3033 and we'll get you back on the road to health.