Shoulder Pain is a common symptom after an auto collision, and it's something that Sweeney Chiropractic sees often in our Nashville office. Why is shoulder pain such a common symptom after an auto injury? How can your chiropractor help you heal?
There are at least two ways that you can develop shoulder problems after a car crash: by direct trauma to the shoulder or by radiating pain from the neck.
Direct damage can be caused by striking 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 often be aware of the pain shortly after the wreck.
More frequently, Sweeney Chiropractic finds that shoulder or arm pain does not immediately appear after a collision, but starts a few days or weeks after the trauma. This type of shoulder discomfort actually starts in the neck. Injured ligaments or muscles in your neck can squeeze nerves in your neck, causing tingling, numbness, or soreness in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.
We've worked with both kinds of shoulder problems in our Nashville office. This approach involves chiropractic adjustments to restore your spine's natural flexibility and home exercises that strengthen your neck and shoulder.
Sweeney Chiropractic is here in Nashville to help you recover from shoulder pain. We've been helping patients since 2004 and we can probably help you, too. First, we'll do a careful evaluation to determine the root cause of your pain, and then decide how to restore your body's natural functioning. Call us today at (615) 331-7040 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.