We treat many auto injury cases in in our Philadelphia office, and a common symptom we see in our patients is shoulder pain. Let's look at the root cause of shoulder pain after a car accident and see how chiropractic can help.
There are at least two ways that you can get shoulder problems after a crash: by direct trauma to the shoulder or by radiating pain from the neck.
Direct damage can be caused by striking 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 crash. With this type of trauma, you'll often be aware of the pain shortly after the crash.
More frequently, Bridesburg Spine and Injury Clinic finds that shoulder or arm pain does not 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 muscles or ligaments in your spine can squeeze nerves in your neck, causing numbness, tingling, or soreness in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.
We've treated both types of shoulder pain in our Philadelphia office. This care involves chiropractic adjustments to restore your spine's natural mobility and exercises that strengthen your neck and shoulder.
If you've been hurt in a car crash and you're struggling with shoulder pain, Bridesburg Spine and Injury Clinic is here to help. First, we'll do a careful assessment to figure out the root cause of your pain, and then decide how to restore your body's natural functioning. Call us today at (215) 743-5330 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.