If you suffer from shoulder pain after an auto collision, don't despair. North Road Chiropractic sees this type of problem frequently in our Oakleigh office. What causes shoulder pain after an auto collision? How can a chiropractor help?
There are at least two ways that you can get shoulder pain after an accident: 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 impact. With this type of trauma, you'll often be aware of the pain shortly after the crash.
More commonly, North Road Chiropractic finds that shoulder or arm pain does not immediately appear after a crash, but begins a few days or weeks after the accident. This type of shoulder pain actually starts in the cervical spine. Injured muscles or ligaments in your neck can tweak nerves in your neck, causing numbness, tingling, or pain in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.
We've treated both kinds of shoulder pain in our Oakleigh office. This approach involves chiropractic adjustments to restore your spine's natural mobility and home exercises that strengthen your neck and shoulder.
If you've been hurt in a car crash and you're experiencing shoulder pain, North Road Chiropractic is here to help. The first step is to get an accurate diagnosis to determine what's causing your symptoms and then we will determine an appropriate treatment plan of action. Call us today at (03) 9579 2699 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.