We treat many auto injury cases in in our Gadsden office, and a common symptom we see in our patients is shoulder pain. Let's take a look at why shoulder pain is frequently experienced after an auto injury and see how your chiropractor can help you get better.
There are at least two different ways that you can develop shoulder pain after an accident: by direct injury to the shoulder or by radiating pain from the neck.
Direct damage 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 collision. With this type of trauma, you'll often be aware of the pain shortly after the wreck.
More commonly, Gadsden Family Chiropractic finds that shoulder or arm pain doesn't immediately appear after a crash, but starts 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 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 Gadsden office. This process involves chiropractic adjustments to restore your spine's natural mobility and home exercises that strengthen your neck and shoulder.
Let us help you recover from shoulder pain. Gadsden Family Chiropractic has helped many patients with the same problem, and we can probably help you, too. First, we'll do a careful examination to establish the root cause of your problem, and then decide how to restore your body's natural functioning. Give our office a call today at (256) 543-3033 to make an appointment.