If you are suffering from shoulder pain after a car accident, you're not alone. Sweeney Chiropractic sees this type of condition often in our Nashville office. Let's take a look at why shoulder pain is commonly experienced after an auto injury and see how your chiropractor can help you get better.
There are at least two ways that you can develop shoulder problems after an accident: by direct trauma to the shoulder joint or by radiating pain from the neck.
Direct trauma can be caused by striking 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 trauma, you'll often be aware of the pain shortly after the wreck.
More commonly, 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 soft tissue in your neck can pinch nerves in your neck, causing numbness, tingling, or pain in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.
We've treated both types 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 has been helping patients in Nashville since 2004, so we know what you're living with. We're here to help you, too. 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.