Shoulder Pain is a common problem after an auto collision, and it's something that Family Chiropractic of Athens, Inc sees frequently in our Athens office. Why is shoulder pain such a common symptom after an auto collision? How can chiropractic care help you heal?
There are at least two different ways that you can get shoulder pain after a car crash: by direct trauma to the shoulder or by referred pain from the neck.
Direct injury can be caused by hitting your shoulder on a hard object 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 shortly after the crash.
More commonly, Family Chiropractic of Athens, Inc finds that shoulder or arm pain does not immediately appear after a collision, but begins a few days or weeks after the accident. This type of shoulder pain actually starts in the cervical spine. Injured soft tissue in your neck can tweak nerves in your neck, causing numbness, tingling, or pain in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.
We've treated both types of shoulder problems in our Athens office. This treatment involves chiropractic adjustments to restore your spine's natural mobility and exercises that strengthen your neck and shoulder.
If you've been injured in a car crash and you're struggling with shoulder pain, Family Chiropractic of Athens, Inc is here to help. First, we'll do a careful evaluation to figure out the root cause of your pain, and then decide how to restore your body's natural functioning. Ready to make an appointment? Give us a call at (706) 353-8032 and we'll get you back on the road to health.