Shoulder Pain and Car Accidents

If you are dealing with shoulder pain after an auto injury, don't worry. Dr. Shaw sees this type of condition often in our Sandusky office. Let's see why shoulder pain is frequently experienced after an auto collision and see how chiropractic can help you get better.

There are at least two ways that you can get shoulder pain after a car crash: by direct trauma to the shoulder joint or by referred pain from the neck.

Direct damage 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 trauma, you'll usually be aware of the pain shortly after the wreck.

More commonly, Dr. Shaw finds that shoulder or arm pain doesn't immediately appear after a collision, 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 squeeze nerves in your neck, causing numbness, tingling, or soreness in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.

We've treated both kinds of shoulder pain in our Sandusky 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. Dr. Shaw has helped many people with the same condition, and we can probably help you, too. Dr. Shaw 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 (419) 621-7555 to make an appointment.

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