If you have shoulder pain after an auto injury, don't despair. Dr. Delson sees this type of problem frequently in our Springfield office. Let's look at the root cause of shoulder pain after a car accident and see how your chiropractor can help.
There are at least two ways that you can develop shoulder problems after a crash: by direct injury to the shoulder joint or by referred pain from the neck.
Direct damage can be caused by striking your shoulder on a hard object in the car during the crash, or can occur if you have a tight grip on the steering wheel during a rear end collision. With this type of trauma, you'll often be aware of the pain soon after the wreck.
More frequently, Dr. Delson finds that shoulder or arm pain doesn't immediately appear after a collision, but begins a few days or weeks after the trauma. This type of shoulder discomfort actually starts in the neck. Injured ligaments or muscles in your spine can tweak nerves in your neck, causing tingling, numbness, or pain in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.
We've worked with both kinds of shoulder problems in our Springfield office. This treatment involves chiropractic adjustments to restore your spine's natural flexibility and exercises that strengthen your neck and shoulder.
If you've been injured in a car crash and you're struggling with shoulder pain, Dr. Delson is here to help. Dr. Delson 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 (413) 788-4464 and we'll get you back on the road to health.