Shoulder Pain is a common symptom after a car accident, and it's something that Back Pain Chiropractic sees often in our Texarkana office. The key to recovering from shoulder pain caused by a crash is to understand the root cause of the problem and how chiropractic care can help.
There are at least two different ways that you can get shoulder problems after a crash: by direct injury to the shoulder joint or by referred 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 often be aware of the pain soon after the crash.
More frequently, Back Pain 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 pain actually starts in the neck. Injured ligaments or muscles in your spine can pinch nerves in your neck, causing tingling, numbness, or soreness in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.
We've treated many types of shoulder pain in our Texarkana office. This care involves chiropractic adjustments to restore your spine's natural mobility and exercises that strengthen your neck and shoulder.
Back Pain Chiropractic is here in Texarkana to help you recover from shoulder pain. We've been helping patients since 1988 and we can probably help you, too. The first step is to get an accurate diagnosis to determine what's causing your symptoms and then we will determine an appropriate treatment strategy. Ready to make an appointment? Give us a call at (870) 774-0951 and we'll get you back on the road to health.