If you are dealing with shoulder pain after a car accident, don't despair. Dr. Russell and Dr. Janda sees this type of condition often in our Henderson, NV office. Let's see why shoulder pain is commonly experienced after an auto collision and see how chiropractic can help you recover.
There are at least two different ways that you can develop shoulder problems after an accident: by direct injury to the shoulder or by referred pain from the neck.
Direct injury can be caused by hitting your shoulder on a hard surface in the car during the crash, or can occur if you have a tight grip on the steering wheel during a rear end impact. With this type of trauma, you'll usually be aware of the pain soon after the wreck.
More frequently, Dr. Russell and Dr. Janda finds that shoulder or arm pain doesn't immediately appear after a collision, but begins a few days or weeks after the trauma. This type of shoulder pain actually starts in the neck. Injured ligaments or muscles in your spine can squeeze nerves in your neck, causing numbness, tingling, or pain in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.
We've treated many types of shoulder problems in our Henderson, NV office. This process involves chiropractic adjustments to restore your spine's natural flexibility and exercises that strengthen your neck and shoulder.
Dr. Russell and Dr. Janda has been helping patients in Henderson, NV since 1990, so we know what you're suffering from. We're here to 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 plan of action. Call us today at (702) 990-2225 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.