Shoulder Pain is a common condition after a car crash, and it's something that Back Pain Chiropractic sees frequently in our Texarkana office. What causes shoulder pain after an auto collision? How can a chiropractor help?
There are at least two different ways that you can develop shoulder pain after a car crash: by direct trauma to the shoulder joint or by referred pain from the neck.
Direct injury 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 crash. With this type of injury, you'll usually be aware of the pain soon after the wreck.
More commonly, Back Pain Chiropractic finds that shoulder or arm pain doesn't immediately appear after a collision, but starts a few days or weeks after the injury. This type of shoulder discomfort 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 worked with both kinds of shoulder problems in our Texarkana office. This approach involves chiropractic adjustments to restore your spine's natural mobility and exercises that strengthen your neck and shoulder.
You don't have to suffer from shoulder pain. Back Pain Chiropractic is conveniently located in Texarkana to help you heal, whether you've been in a car crash or not. The first step is to get an accurate diagnosis to determine what's causing your symptoms and then we will determine an appropriate treatment plan of action. Call us today at (870) 774-0951 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.