We treat many car accident cases in in our Harrisburg office, and a widespread symptom we see in our patients is shoulder pain. Let's look at the root cause of shoulder pain after a car crash and see how chiropractic care can help.
There are at least two different ways that you can develop shoulder pain after a crash: by direct injury to the shoulder or by radiating pain from the neck.
Direct trauma can be caused by striking your shoulder on a hard object in the car during the crash, 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, Blake Chiropractic & Rehabilitation finds that shoulder or arm pain does not immediately appear after a collision, but begins a few days or weeks after the trauma. This type of shoulder pain actually starts in the cervical spine. Injured soft tissue in your neck can tweak nerves in your neck, causing tingling, numbness, or soreness in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.
We've worked with many types of shoulder pain in our Harrisburg office. This care involves chiropractic adjustments to restore your spine's natural flexibility and exercises that strengthen your neck and shoulder.
Blake Chiropractic & Rehabilitation has been helping patients in Harrisburg since 1983, so we know what you're experiencing. We're here to help you, too. Blake Chiropractic & Rehabilitation will first determine what's causing your pain and then work to restore your body to its natural functioning. Ready to make an appointment? Give us a call at (717) 657-2561 and we'll get you back on the road to health.