Shoulder Pain is a common symptom after a car accident, and it's something that Dr. Ronda Dalton sees often in our Rochester Hills, MI office. Let's look at why shoulder pain is commonly experienced after an auto injury and see how chiropractic can help you heal.
There are at least two different ways that you can develop shoulder pain after a car 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 object in the car during the impact, 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 soon after the crash.
More frequently, Dr. Ronda Dalton finds that shoulder or arm pain does not immediately appear after a collision, but begins a few days or weeks after the trauma. This type of shoulder discomfort actually starts in the neck. Injured soft tissue in your neck can squeeze nerves in your neck, causing numbness, tingling, or pain in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.
We've treated both kinds of shoulder pain in our Rochester Hills, MI office. This care 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. Dr. Ronda Dalton is conveniently located in Rochester Hills, MI 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 pain, and then decide how to restore your body's natural functioning. Call us today at (248) 977-7039 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.