Shoulder Pain is a common problem after an auto collision, and it's something that Dr. Russell sees often in our Henderson office. Chiropractic is an effective way to treat shoulder pain. Let's look at how shoulder pain is caused by a crash and how Dr. Russell can help you.
There are at least two different ways that you can develop shoulder pain after a crash: by direct trauma to the shoulder or by radiating pain from the neck.
Direct trauma 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 crash.
More frequently, Dr. Russell finds that shoulder or arm pain doesn't immediately appear after a collision, but starts a few days or weeks after the trauma. This type of shoulder discomfort actually starts in the cervical spine. Injured soft tissue in your neck can tweak nerves in your neck, causing tingling, numbness, or pain in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.
We've treated both kinds of shoulder problems in our Henderson office. This approach involves chiropractic adjustments to restore your spine's natural flexibility and home exercises that strengthen your neck and shoulder.
If you've been injured in a car crash and you're struggling with shoulder pain, Dr. Russell is here to help. Dr. Russell 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.