Shoulder Pain and Car Crashes

If you are dealing with shoulder pain after an auto injury, don't worry. Dr. Russell sees this type of condition frequently in our Henderson, NV office. Why is shoulder pain such a common problem after a car accident? How can chiropractic care help you heal?

There are at least two different ways that you can get shoulder pain after a car crash: by direct trauma to the shoulder 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 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 frequently, Dr. Russell 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 neck can tweak nerves in your neck, causing numbness, tingling, or soreness in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.

We've treated both kinds of shoulder pain in our Henderson, NV office. This process involves chiropractic adjustments to restore your spine's natural mobility and exercises that strengthen your neck and shoulder.

You don't have to suffer from shoulder pain. Dr. Russell is conveniently located in Henderson, NV to help you recover, whether you've been in an auto collision or not. First, we'll do a careful assessment to establish the root cause of your problem, and then decide how to restore your body's natural functioning. Ready to make an appointment? Give us a call at (702) 990-2225 and we'll get you back on the road to health.

October 05, 2015
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At Advanced Spine & Rehabilitation, based in Henderson and Las Vegas Nevada, we strive to go beyond the expected to deliver the most positive patient encounter possible. Chiropractic care brings relief to patients who have previously been living in pain, without the harmful effects of drugs or surgery. Our Henderson chiropractors can explain how chiropractic can add years to your life and life to your years.