If you are dealing with shoulder pain after a car accident, don't despair. North Road Chiropractic sees this type of condition often in our Oakleigh office. Chiropractic care is a great way to treat shoulder pain. Let's look at how shoulder pain is caused by a crash and how North Road Chiropractic can help you.
There are at least two different ways that you can develop shoulder pain after a crash: 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 impact, 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 usually be aware of the pain soon after the crash.
More commonly, North Road Chiropractic 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 pain actually starts in the cervical spine. Injured muscles or ligaments in your spine can tweak nerves in your neck, causing numbness, tingling, or soreness in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.
We've worked with both kinds of shoulder problems in our Oakleigh office. This approach involves chiropractic adjustments to restore your spine's natural flexibility and exercises that strengthen your neck and shoulder.
Let us help you recover from shoulder pain. North Road Chiropractic has helped many patients with the same condition, and we can probably help you, too. First, we'll do a careful assessment to determine the root cause of your pain, and then decide how to restore your body's natural functioning. Give our office a call today at (03) 9579 2699 to make an appointment.