If you suffer from shoulder pain after an auto collision, don't worry. Dr. Wagner sees this type of condition often in our Alexandria office. Let's take a look at why shoulder pain is frequently experienced after a car crash and see how chiropractic care can help you recover.
There are at least two different ways that you can get shoulder pain after an accident: by direct trauma to the shoulder or by radiating pain from the neck.
Direct injury can be caused by striking 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 injury, you'll often be aware of the pain soon after the wreck.
More frequently, Dr. Wagner finds that shoulder or arm pain doesn't immediately appear after a crash, but starts a few days or weeks after the accident. This type of shoulder pain actually starts in the neck. Injured ligaments or muscles in your neck can tweak nerves in your neck, causing numbness, tingling, or soreness in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.
We've treated both types of shoulder pain in our Alexandria office. This care involves chiropractic adjustments to restore your spine's natural mobility and exercises that strengthen your neck and shoulder.
If you've been injured in a car crash and you're experiencing shoulder pain, Dr. Wagner is here to help. First, we'll do a careful evaluation to determine 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 (859) 448-0056 and we'll get you back on the road to health.