Shoulder Pain is a common problem after an auto injury, and it's something that Dr. Robertson sees often in our Salem office. What causes shoulder pain after a car crash? How can chiropractic care help?
There are at least two different ways that you can develop shoulder problems after a car crash: by direct injury to the shoulder or by referred pain from the neck.
Direct injury 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 crash. With this type of injury, you'll usually be aware of the pain shortly after the crash.
More commonly, Dr. Robertson finds that shoulder or arm pain doesn't immediately appear after a crash, but starts a few days or weeks after the trauma. This type of shoulder discomfort actually starts in the cervical spine. 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 both types of shoulder problems in our Salem office. This treatment involves chiropractic adjustments to restore your spine's natural mobility and exercises that strengthen your neck and shoulder.
Let us help you recover from shoulder pain. Dr. Robertson has helped many patients with the same problem, and we can probably help you, too. Dr. Robertson will first determine what's causing your pain and then work to restore your body to its natural functioning. Call us today at (503) 399-7607 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.