Shoulder Pain is a common symptom after a car crash, and it's something that Dr. Scharf sees frequently in our Parkland office. Let's look at the root cause of shoulder pain after an auto injury and see how your chiropractor can help.
There are at least two different ways that you can get shoulder pain after an accident: by direct trauma to the shoulder or by radiating pain from the neck.
Direct trauma can be caused by hitting your shoulder on a hard surface in the car during the impact, 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 usually be aware of the pain soon after the crash.
More commonly, Dr. Scharf finds that shoulder or arm pain does not immediately appear after a collision, but starts a few days or weeks after the accident. This type of shoulder discomfort actually starts in the cervical spine. Injured muscles or ligaments in your spine can tweak nerves in your neck, causing tingling, numbness, or pain in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.
We've treated both kinds of shoulder problems in our Parkland office. This approach involves chiropractic adjustments to restore your spine's natural flexibility and exercises that strengthen your neck and shoulder.
You don't have to suffer from shoulder pain. Dr. Scharf is conveniently located in Parkland to help you heal, whether you've been in an auto collision or not. The first step is to get an accurate diagnosis to determine what's causing your pain and then we will determine an appropriate treatment plan of action. Ready to make an appointment? Give us a call at (954) 227-0088 and we'll get you back on the road to health.