We treat many car accident cases in in our Jacksonville office, and a widespread symptom we see in our patients is shoulder pain. Let's look at the root cause of shoulder pain after a car crash and see how your chiropractor can help.
There are at least two different ways that you can get shoulder pain after an accident: by direct trauma to the shoulder or by radiating pain from the neck.
Direct trauma can be caused by hitting 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 crash. With this type of trauma, you'll often be aware of the pain shortly after the wreck.
More frequently, Chanatry Chiropractic finds that shoulder or arm pain doesn't immediately appear after a crash, but starts a few days or weeks after the injury. This type of shoulder discomfort actually starts in the cervical spine. Injured muscles or ligaments in your spine can pinch nerves in your neck, causing tingling, numbness, or pain in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.
We've treated both types of shoulder problems in our Jacksonville office. This care involves chiropractic adjustments to restore your spine's natural mobility and home exercises that strengthen your neck and shoulder.
You don't have to suffer from shoulder pain. Chanatry Chiropractic is conveniently located in Jacksonville to help you get better, whether you've been in a car crash or not. First, we'll do a careful evaluation to determine the root cause of your problem, and then decide how to restore your body's natural functioning. Give our office a call today at (904) 743-6700 to make an appointment.