We manage many auto injury cases in in our Memphis office, and a widespread symptom we see in our patients is shoulder pain. Let's take a look at why shoulder pain is commonly experienced after an auto collision and see how chiropractic care can help you get better.
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 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 often be aware of the pain shortly after the crash.
More commonly, Dynamic Chiropractic finds that shoulder or arm pain does not immediately appear after a collision, 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 pinch 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.
You don't have to suffer from shoulder pain. Dynamic Chiropractic is conveniently located in Memphis to help you recover, whether you've been in a car crash or not. Dynamic Chiropractic 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.