Shoulder Pain and Auto Injury

If you are dealing with shoulder pain after an auto injury, don't despair. Dr. BenEliyahu sees this type of problem frequently in our Selden office. Let's look at why shoulder pain is frequently experienced after an auto injury and see how chiropractic can help you recover.

There are at least two different ways that you can develop shoulder problems after an accident: by direct trauma to the shoulder joint or by radiating pain from the neck.

Direct trauma can be caused by striking 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 collision. With this type of trauma, you'll usually be aware of the pain soon after the wreck.

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 trauma. This type of shoulder pain actually starts in the neck. Injured soft tissue in your neck can squeeze nerves in your neck, causing tingling, numbness, or pain in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.

We've worked with many types of shoulder problems in our Selden office. This treatment involves chiropractic adjustments to restore your spine's natural flexibility and exercises that strengthen your neck and shoulder.

If you've been injured in a car crash and you're struggling with shoulder pain, Dr. BenEliyahu is here to help. The first step is to get an accurate diagnosis to determine what's causing your symptoms and then we will determine an appropriate treatment approach. Give our office a call today at (631) 736-4414 to make an appointment.

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