If you have shoulder pain after an auto injury, don't worry. Sweeney Chiropractic sees this type of condition frequently in our Nashville office. What causes shoulder pain after a car crash? How can chiropractic care help?
There are at least two different ways that you can develop 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 impact. With this type of trauma, you'll usually be aware of the pain soon after the crash.
More commonly, Sweeney Chiropractic finds that shoulder or arm pain doesn't immediately appear after a crash, but starts a few days or weeks after the accident. This type of shoulder pain actually starts in the neck. Injured muscles or ligaments in your neck can squeeze nerves in your neck, causing tingling, numbness, or soreness in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.
We've treated both types of shoulder pain in our Nashville office. This treatment 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. Sweeney Chiropractic is conveniently located in Nashville to help you heal, whether you've been in a car crash or not. First, we'll do a careful assessment to figure out the root cause of your problem, and then decide how to restore your body's natural functioning. Ready to make an appointment? Give us a call at (615) 331-7040 and we'll get you back on the road to health.