Shoulder Pain is a common condition after a car accident, and it's something that Dr. Robert Linton sees often in our Mt Sterling office. Why is shoulder pain such a common symptom after a car crash? How can chiropractic care help you get better?
There are at least two ways that you can get shoulder problems after a car crash: by direct injury to the shoulder or by radiating pain from the neck.
Direct injury can be caused by hitting 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 crash. With this type of injury, you'll often be aware of the pain soon after the crash.
More frequently, Dr. Robert Linton finds that shoulder or arm pain doesn't immediately appear after a collision, but begins a few days or weeks after the accident. This type of shoulder discomfort actually starts in the cervical spine. Injured soft tissue in your neck can tweak nerves in your neck, causing tingling, numbness, or pain in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.
We've treated both kinds of shoulder problems in our Mt Sterling office. This care involves chiropractic adjustments to restore your spine's natural mobility and exercises that strengthen your neck and shoulder.
Let us help you recover from shoulder pain. Dr. Robert Linton has helped many patients with the same problem, and we can probably help you, too. Dr. Robert Linton 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) 499-1009 and we'll get you back on the road to health.