If you are suffering from shoulder pain after a car accident, you're not alone. Dr. Weinberg sees this type of problem frequently in our Smyrna, GA 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 ways that you can get shoulder pain after a car crash: by direct injury to the shoulder joint or by radiating 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 crash. With this type of trauma, you'll usually be aware of the pain soon after the crash.
More frequently, Dr. Weinberg finds that shoulder or arm pain doesn't immediately appear after a collision, but begins a few days or weeks after the injury. This type of shoulder pain actually starts in the cervical spine. Injured soft tissue in your spine can tweak nerves in your neck, causing numbness, tingling, or soreness in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.
We've treated many types of shoulder problems in our Smyrna, GA office. This approach involves chiropractic adjustments to restore your spine's natural mobility and exercises that strengthen your neck and shoulder.
If you've been injured in a car crash and you're experiencing shoulder pain, Dr. Weinberg is here to help. The first step is to get an accurate diagnosis to determine what's causing your pain and then we will determine an appropriate treatment strategy. Call us today at (678) 214-4445 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.