Shoulder Pain is a common symptom after an auto collision, and it's something that Dr. Neil Scharf sees often in our Parkland, FL office. Let's look at the root cause of shoulder pain after a car crash and see how your chiropractor can help.
There are at least two different ways that you can develop shoulder pain after an accident: by direct injury to the shoulder joint or by referred pain from the neck.
Direct trauma 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 impact. With this type of trauma, you'll often be aware of the pain shortly after the crash.
More frequently, Dr. Neil Scharf finds that shoulder or arm pain does not immediately appear after a collision, but begins a few days or weeks after the accident. This type of shoulder discomfort actually starts in the neck. Injured ligaments or muscles in your neck can squeeze nerves in your neck, causing tingling, numbness, or pain in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.
We've treated both types of shoulder problems in our Parkland, FL office. This treatment involves chiropractic adjustments to restore your spine's natural mobility and exercises that strengthen your neck and shoulder.
If you've been injured in a car crash and you're suffering from shoulder pain, Dr. Neil Scharf is here to help. 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.