If you are dealing with shoulder pain after an auto collision, don't despair. Baker Chiropractic Wellness Center sees this type of condition frequently in our Parma, Middleburg Heights office. Why is shoulder pain such a common problem after an auto injury? How can chiropractic care help you recover?
There are at least two ways that you can develop shoulder pain after an accident: by direct injury to the shoulder joint or by radiating pain from the neck.
Direct damage can be caused by hitting your shoulder on a hard surface in the car during the impact, 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 shortly after the wreck.
More commonly, Baker Chiropractic Wellness Center finds that shoulder or arm pain does not immediately appear after a crash, but begins a few days or weeks after the injury. This type of shoulder discomfort actually starts in the neck. Injured muscles or ligaments in your spine 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 problems in our Parma, Middleburg Heights office. This approach involves chiropractic adjustments to restore your spine's natural mobility and home exercises that strengthen your neck and shoulder.
You don't have to suffer from shoulder pain. Baker Chiropractic Wellness Center is conveniently located in Parma, Middleburg Heights to help you heal, whether you've been in a car crash or not. The first step is to get an accurate diagnosis to determine what's causing your symptoms and then we will determine an appropriate treatment approach. Ready to make an appointment? Give us a call at (440) 888-6979 and we'll get you back on the road to health.
Dr. Robb Baker