If you have shoulder pain after an auto collision, don't worry. Dr. Linton sees this type of problem often in our Mt Sterling office. Let's look at why shoulder pain is frequently experienced after an auto collision and see how chiropractic can help you recover.
There are at least two different ways that you can get shoulder pain after a crash: by direct injury to the shoulder or by radiating 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 frequently, Dr. Linton finds that shoulder or arm pain does not immediately appear after a collision, but starts a few days or weeks after the accident. This type of shoulder discomfort actually starts in the neck. Injured muscles or ligaments in your neck can pinch nerves in your neck, causing numbness, tingling, or soreness in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.
We've worked with both types of shoulder problems in our Mt Sterling office. This process involves chiropractic adjustments to restore your spine's natural flexibility and home exercises that strengthen your neck and shoulder.
If you've been injured in a car crash and you're suffering from shoulder pain, Dr. Linton is here to help. First, we'll do a careful assessment to establish the root cause of your pain, and then decide how to restore your body's natural functioning. Give our office a call today at (859) 499-1009 to make an appointment.