We work with many auto injury cases in our Texarkana office, and a widespread symptom we see in our patients is shoulder pain. If you suffer from shoulder pain after an auto injury, don't worry. Shoulder Pain is a common condition after a car accident, and it's something that Back Pain Chiropractic sees often in our Texarkana office.
There are at least two different ways that you can develop shoulder pain after a crash: by direct trauma to the shoulder or by referred pain from the neck.
Direct damage can be caused by hitting 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 impact. With this type of injury, you'll usually be aware of the pain shortly after the crash.
More commonly, 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 muscles or ligaments in your spine can tweak nerves in your neck, causing tingling, numbness, or pain in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.
We've treated many types of shoulder pain in our Texarkana office. This treatment 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 recover, whether you've been in an auto collision or not. If you've been injured in a car crash and you're struggling with 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 strategy. First, we'll do a careful evaluation to determine the root cause of your problem, and then decide how to restore your body's natural functioning.