We manage many car accident cases in our Nashville office, and a widespread symptom we see in our patients is shoulder pain. If you are suffering from shoulder pain after a car accident, don't despair. Shoulder Pain is a common condition after an auto collision, and it's something that Sweeney Chiropractic sees frequently in our Nashville office.
There are at least two different ways that you can develop shoulder problems after a crash: by direct trauma to the shoulder joint or by referred pain from the neck.
Direct trauma can be caused by hitting your shoulder on a hard object 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 shortly after the crash.
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 accident. This type of shoulder discomfort actually starts in the neck. Injured soft tissue in your spine can tweak nerves in your neck, causing numbness, tingling, or soreness in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.
We've worked with both types of shoulder pain 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.
You don't have to suffer from shoulder pain. Sweeney Chiropractic is conveniently located in Nashville to help you get better, whether you've been in a car crash or not. If you've been injured in a car crash and you're experiencing shoulder pain, Sweeney Chiropractic is here to help. The first step is to get an accurate diagnosis to determine what's causing your pain and then we will determine an appropriate treatment approach. Sweeney Chiropractic will first determine what's causing your pain and then work to restore your body to its natural functioning.