If you suffer from shoulder pain after a car crash, don't worry. Dr. Weinberg sees this type of problem frequently in our Smyrna, GA office. Chiropractic care 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 develop shoulder problems after a crash: by direct injury to the shoulder or by referred pain from the neck.
Direct damage can be caused by striking 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 crash. With this type of trauma, you'll usually be aware of the pain shortly after the crash.
More frequently, Dr. Weinberg finds that shoulder or arm pain does not immediately appear after a collision, but starts a few days or weeks after the accident. This type of shoulder discomfort actually starts in the neck. Injured soft tissue in your neck can pinch nerves in your neck, causing tingling, numbness, or pain in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.
We've treated both kinds of shoulder pain in our Smyrna, GA office. This treatment involves chiropractic adjustments to restore your spine's natural mobility and home exercises that strengthen your neck and shoulder.
If you've been hurt in a car crash and you're suffering from shoulder pain, Dr. Weinberg is here to help. Dr. Weinberg will first determine what's causing your pain and then work to restore your body to its natural functioning. Ready to make an appointment? Give us a call at (678) 214-4445 and we'll get you back on the road to health.