We work with many car accident cases in in our Nashville office, and a common symptom we see in our patients is shoulder pain. The key to recovering from shoulder pain caused by a crash is to understand the root cause of the problem and how chiropractic care can help.
There are at least two ways that you can develop shoulder pain after a crash: by direct injury to the shoulder or by referred pain from the neck.
Direct damage can be caused by striking 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 collision. With this type of injury, you'll usually be aware of the pain soon after the wreck.
More frequently, Sweeney Chiropractic finds that shoulder or arm pain does not immediately appear after a crash, but starts a few days or weeks after the injury. This type of shoulder discomfort actually starts in the neck. Injured muscles or ligaments in your neck can pinch nerves in your neck, causing numbness, tingling, or pain in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.
We've worked with many types of shoulder pain in our Nashville office. This care involves chiropractic adjustments to restore your spine's natural mobility 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. Sweeney Chiropractic 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 (615) 331-7040 to make an appointment.