Shoulder Pain and Car Crashes

Shoulder Pain is a common symptom after an auto collision, and it's something that Back Pain Chiropractic sees frequently in our Texarkana office. Chiropractic is an effective way to treat shoulder pain. Let's look at how shoulder pain is caused by a crash and how Back Pain Chiropractic can help you.

There are at least two ways that you can develop shoulder pain after an accident: by direct injury to the shoulder joint or by radiating pain from the neck.

Direct trauma can be caused by hitting 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 injury, you'll usually be aware of the pain shortly after the crash.

More frequently, Back Pain Chiropractic finds that shoulder or arm pain does not immediately appear after a crash, 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 tweak nerves in your neck, causing tingling, numbness, or soreness in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.

We've worked with many types of shoulder problems in our Texarkana office. This process involves chiropractic adjustments to restore your spine's natural flexibility and exercises that strengthen your neck and shoulder.

If you've been hurt in a car crash and you're suffering from shoulder pain, Back Pain Chiropractic is here to help. 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 870-774-0951 and we'll get you back on the road to health.

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    Dr. Venita takes great pride in helping patients of all ages experience hope and healing through excellent chiropractic care. Her compassionate manner, combined with her extensive skill set, continues to draw patients to the clinic. If for some reason, we are not the right fit, we will help lead you to someone that can provide care to your needs.