Shoulder Pain and Car Crashes

If you are suffering from shoulder pain after an auto injury, don’t worry. Dr. Naenifard sees this type of condition often in our Fairmount Heights office. What causes shoulder pain after an auto collision? How can a chiropractor help?

There are at least two ways that you can get shoulder problems after a car crash: by direct injury to the shoulder joint or by radiating pain from the neck.

Direct injury can be caused by hitting 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 crash. With this type of injury, you’ll usually be aware of the pain soon after the crash.

More commonly, Dr. Naenifard finds that shoulder or arm pain does not immediately appear after a crash, but begins a few days or weeks after the injury. This type of shoulder discomfort actually starts in the neck. Injured muscles or ligaments in your spine can squeeze nerves in your neck, causing numbness, tingling, or soreness in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.

We’ve worked with both types of shoulder pain in our Fairmount Heights office. This approach involves chiropractic adjustments to restore your spine’s natural mobility and exercises that strengthen your neck and shoulder.

Dr. Naenifard is here in Fairmount Heights to help you recover from shoulder pain. We’ve been helping patients since 2000 and we can probably help you, too. 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. Call us today at (301) 925-2013 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.

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