We treat many auto injury cases in in our Selden and Coram, NY office, and a common symptom we see in our patients is shoulder pain. Your chiropractor can be very helpful for shoulder pain symptoms after a crash. Let's see what causes shoulder pain and why chiropractic works.
There are at least two ways that you can develop shoulder pain after a car 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 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 usually be aware of the pain shortly after the crash.
More frequently, Dr. BenEliyahu finds that shoulder or arm pain doesn't immediately appear after a crash, but begins a few days or weeks after the injury. This type of shoulder pain 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 worked with many types of shoulder problems in our Selden and Coram, NY 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 hurt in a car crash and you're suffering from shoulder pain, Dr. BenEliyahu is here to help. First, we'll do a careful assessment to determine the root cause of your pain, and then decide how to restore your body's natural functioning. Call us today at (631) 736-4414 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.