We treat many auto injury cases in in our Parkland, FL office, and a common symptom we see in our patients is shoulder pain. Chiropractic is a great way to treat shoulder pain. Let's look at how shoulder pain is caused by a crash and how Dr. Neil Scharf can help you.
There are at least two different ways that you can develop shoulder pain after a crash: by direct trauma to the shoulder or by referred pain from the neck.
Direct damage can be caused by hitting 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 crash. With this type of injury, you'll often be aware of the pain soon after the wreck.
More commonly, Dr. Neil Scharf finds that shoulder or arm pain does not immediately appear after a collision, but starts a few days or weeks after the injury. This type of shoulder discomfort actually starts in the cervical spine. Injured ligaments or muscles in your neck can squeeze nerves in your neck, causing numbness, tingling, or pain in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.
We've treated many types of shoulder pain in our Parkland, FL office. This care involves chiropractic adjustments to restore your spine's natural mobility and exercises that strengthen your neck and shoulder.
Dr. Neil Scharf is here in Parkland, FL to help you recover from shoulder pain. We've been helping patients since 2000 and we can probably help you, too. Dr. Neil Scharf will first determine what's causing your pain and then work to restore your body to its natural functioning. Call us today at (954) 227-0088 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.