If you have shoulder pain after an auto collision, don't worry. Dr. Amodeo sees this type of problem often in our Memphis office. Let's look at the root cause of shoulder pain after an auto injury 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 trauma to the shoulder joint or by referred pain from the neck.
Direct damage 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 impact. With this type of injury, you'll often be aware of the pain shortly after the crash.
More commonly, Dr. Amodeo 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 discomfort actually starts in the cervical spine. Injured ligaments or muscles in your spine can squeeze nerves in your neck, causing numbness, tingling, or soreness in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.
We've worked with many types of shoulder problems in our Memphis office. This treatment involves chiropractic adjustments to restore your spine's natural mobility and home exercises that strengthen your neck and shoulder.
Dr. Amodeo is here in Memphis to help you recover from shoulder pain. We've been helping patients since 2011 and we can probably help you, too. Dr. Amodeo will first determine what's causing your pain and then work to restore your body to its natural functioning. Give our office a call today at (901) 757-8311 to make an appointment.