Shoulder Pain is a common condition after an auto injury, and it's something that Dr. Wagner sees frequently in our Alexandria, KY office. Let's see why shoulder pain is frequently experienced after a car crash and see how chiropractic can help you get better.
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 object in the car during the impact, or can occur if you have a tight grip on the steering wheel during a rear end collision. With this type of injury, you'll often be aware of the pain soon after the wreck.
More commonly, Dr. Wagner finds that shoulder or arm pain doesn't immediately appear after a collision, but starts a few days or weeks after the injury. This type of shoulder discomfort actually starts in the neck. Injured soft tissue in your neck can pinch nerves in your neck, causing numbness, tingling, or soreness in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.
We've worked with both types of shoulder pain in our Alexandria, KY office. This approach involves chiropractic adjustments to restore your spine's natural flexibility and exercises that strengthen your neck and shoulder.
Dr. Wagner is here in Alexandria, KY to help you recover from shoulder pain. We've been helping patients since 2014 and we can probably help you, too. Dr. Wagner will first determine what's causing your pain and then work to restore your body to its 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.