We manage many car accident cases in in our Henderson, NV office, and a widespread symptom we see in our patients is shoulder pain. Let's look at why shoulder pain is frequently experienced after an auto injury and see how chiropractic can help you get better.
There are at least two different ways that you can get shoulder pain after a crash: by direct injury to the shoulder joint or by referred pain from the neck.
Direct damage 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 collision. With this type of trauma, you'll usually be aware of the pain shortly after the crash.
More frequently, Dr. Russell and Dr. Janda finds that shoulder or arm pain does not immediately appear after a crash, but starts a few days or weeks after the trauma. This type of shoulder discomfort actually starts in the neck. Injured muscles or ligaments in your spine can pinch nerves in your neck, causing tingling, numbness, or soreness in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.
We've worked with many types of shoulder problems in our Henderson, NV office. This process involves chiropractic adjustments to restore your spine's natural flexibility and home 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 going through. We're here to help you, too. Dr. Russell and Dr. Janda will first determine what's causing your pain and then work to restore your body to its 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.