If you suffer from shoulder pain after an auto collision, don't worry. Dr. Weinberg sees this type of problem often in our Smyrna, GA office. Chiropractic care is an excellent way to treat shoulder pain. Let's look at how shoulder pain is caused by a crash and how Dr. Weinberg can help you.
There are at least two ways that you can develop shoulder problems 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 trauma, you'll usually be aware of the pain soon after the wreck.
More commonly, Dr. Weinberg 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 pain actually starts in the cervical spine. Injured ligaments or muscles in your neck can tweak nerves in your neck, causing tingling, numbness, or pain in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.
We've worked with both types of shoulder pain in our Smyrna, GA office. This process involves chiropractic adjustments to restore your spine's natural flexibility and exercises that strengthen your neck and shoulder.
Dr. Weinberg has been helping patients in Smyrna, GA since 1984, so we know what you're living with. We're here to help you, too. Dr. Weinberg will first determine what's causing your pain and then work to restore your body to its natural functioning. Give our office a call today at (678) 214-4445 to make an appointment.