If you have shoulder pain after an auto collision, you're not alone. Dr. Izquierdo sees this type of problem often in our Mauldin office. Chiropractic 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 get shoulder pain after a crash: by direct injury to the shoulder or by radiating pain from the neck.
Direct damage can be caused by striking your shoulder on a hard object 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 often be aware of the pain soon after the crash.
More frequently, Dr. Izquierdo finds that shoulder or arm pain doesn't immediately appear after a collision, but begins a few days or weeks after the accident. This type of shoulder discomfort actually starts in the neck. Injured muscles or ligaments in your spine can squeeze nerves in your neck, causing numbness, tingling, or pain in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.
We've worked with many types of shoulder pain in our Mauldin 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 injured in a car crash and you're struggling with shoulder pain, Dr. Izquierdo is here to help. First, we'll do a careful evaluation to establish the root cause of your pain, and then decide how to restore your body's natural functioning. Call us today at (864) 627-4325 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.