If you are dealing with shoulder pain after a car crash, you're not alone. Dr. Delson sees this type of problem often in our Springfield, MA office. The key to recovering from shoulder pain caused by a crash is to understand the root cause of the problem and how chiropractic care can help.
There are at least two different ways that you can get shoulder problems after a car crash: by direct trauma to the shoulder or by radiating 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 impact. With this type of trauma, you'll often be aware of the pain soon after the crash.
More frequently, Dr. Delson 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 discomfort actually starts in the cervical spine. Injured ligaments or muscles in your spine can pinch nerves in your neck, causing numbness, tingling, or soreness in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.
We've treated both kinds of shoulder pain in our Springfield, MA office. This process involves chiropractic adjustments to restore your spine's natural flexibility and home exercises that strengthen your neck and shoulder.
Let us help you recover from shoulder pain. Dr. Delson has helped many patients with the same condition, and we can probably help you, too. Dr. 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.