Shoulder Pain is a common problem after a car accident, and it's something that Sweeney Chiropractic sees frequently in our Nashville office. 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 get shoulder pain after a car crash: by direct trauma to the shoulder or by radiating pain from the neck.
Direct injury 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 crash. With this type of injury, you'll often 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 trauma. This type of shoulder discomfort actually starts in the cervical spine. Injured soft tissue in your spine can pinch nerves in your neck, causing numbness, tingling, or pain in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.
We've worked with both types of shoulder problems in our Nashville office. This approach 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 recover, whether you've been in a car crash or not. Sweeney Chiropractic will first determine what's causing your pain and then work to restore your body to its 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.