If you are dealing with shoulder pain after an auto collision, you're not alone. Dr. Michael Wagner D.C. sees this type of condition often in our Alexandria, KY office. Let's take a look at why shoulder pain is frequently experienced after an auto collision and see how chiropractic can help you recover.
There are at least two different ways that you can develop shoulder pain after an accident: by direct injury to the shoulder or by radiating pain from the neck.
Direct trauma 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 injury, you'll often be aware of the pain soon after the crash.
More commonly, Dr. Michael Wagner D.C. finds that shoulder or arm pain doesn't immediately appear after a crash, but starts a few days or weeks after the trauma. This type of shoulder pain actually starts in the cervical spine. 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 treated both kinds of shoulder problems in our Alexandria, KY office. This care involves chiropractic adjustments to restore your spine's natural flexibility and home exercises that strengthen your neck and shoulder.
If you've been injured in a car crash and you're struggling with shoulder pain, Dr. Michael Wagner D.C. is here to help. First, we'll do a careful assessment to determine the root cause of your pain, and then decide how to restore your body's natural functioning. Ready to make an appointment? Give us a call at (859) 448-0056 and we'll get you back on the road to health.