If you have shoulder pain after an auto collision, you're not alone. ChiroWerx sees this type of problem often in our Charlotte, NC office. Let's look at the root cause of shoulder pain after a car crash and see how your chiropractor can help.
There are at least two different ways that you can develop shoulder pain after an accident: by direct injury to the shoulder joint or by referred pain from the neck.
Direct damage 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 often be aware of the pain shortly after the crash.
More commonly, ChiroWerx finds that shoulder or arm pain does not 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 muscles or ligaments in your neck can tweak nerves in your neck, causing tingling, numbness, or soreness in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.
We've worked with many types of shoulder pain in our Charlotte, NC office. This process involves chiropractic adjustments to restore your spine's natural mobility and exercises that strengthen your neck and shoulder.
Let us help you recover from shoulder pain. ChiroWerx has helped many people with the same problem, and we can probably help you, too. First, we'll do a careful assessment to establish the root cause of your problem, and then decide how to restore your body's natural functioning. Ready to make an appointment? Give us a call at (980) 201-9484 and we'll get you back on the road to health.