Shoulder Pain is a common condition after an auto injury, and it's something that Dr. Chanatry sees often in our Jacksonville 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 car crash: by direct trauma to the shoulder or by referred pain from the neck.
Direct trauma can be caused by hitting your shoulder on a hard surface 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 usually be aware of the pain soon after the crash.
More frequently, Dr. Chanatry finds that shoulder or arm pain does not immediately appear after a crash, but starts a few days or weeks after the trauma. This type of shoulder discomfort actually starts in the neck. Injured soft tissue in your spine can squeeze nerves in your neck, causing tingling, numbness, or pain in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.
We've treated many types of shoulder problems in our Jacksonville 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. Chanatry has helped many patients with the same condition, and we can probably help you, too. Dr. Chanatry 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 (904) 743-6700 to make an appointment.