Shoulder Pain is a common problem after an auto collision, and it's something that Dr. Michael Delson sees often in our Springfield, MA office. What causes shoulder pain after an auto injury? How can a chiropractor help?
There are at least two different ways that you can develop shoulder pain after a car crash: by direct trauma to the shoulder joint or by referred pain from the neck.
Direct trauma can be caused by striking 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 trauma, you'll usually be aware of the pain shortly after the wreck.
More commonly, Dr. Michael Delson finds that shoulder or arm pain does not immediately appear after a collision, but begins a few days or weeks after the trauma. This type of shoulder discomfort actually starts in the cervical spine. Injured muscles or ligaments in your spine can tweak nerves in your neck, causing numbness, tingling, or pain in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.
We've treated many types of shoulder pain in our Springfield, MA office. This process 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. Dr. Michael Delson is conveniently located in Springfield, MA to help you get better, whether you've been in an auto collision or not. Dr. Michael Delson will first determine what's causing your pain and then work to restore your body to its natural functioning. Give our office a call today at (413) 788-4464 to make an appointment.