If you are suffering from shoulder pain after a car crash, don't worry. Dr. Green sees this type of problem often in our Estero, Bonita Springs office. Chiropractic care can be very helpful for shoulder pain symptoms after a crash. Let's see what causes shoulder pain and why chiropractic works.
There are at least two ways that you can develop shoulder problems after a car crash: by direct injury to the shoulder or by referred 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. Green 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 pain actually starts in the neck. Injured muscles or ligaments in your neck can tweak nerves in your neck, causing tingling, numbness, or soreness in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.
We've treated both types of shoulder problems in our Estero, Bonita Springs office. This process involves chiropractic adjustments to restore your spine's natural mobility and exercises that strengthen your neck and shoulder.
If you've been injured in a car crash and you're experiencing shoulder pain, Dr. Green is here to help. Dr. Green will first determine what's causing your pain and then work to restore your body to its natural functioning. Ready to make an appointment? Give us a call at (239) 495-1166 and we'll get you back on the road to health.