If you are dealing with shoulder pain after a car accident, don't despair. Dr. Dalton sees this type of condition often in our Rochester Hills office. What causes shoulder pain after a car crash? How can a chiropractor help?
There are at least two different ways that you can develop shoulder problems after a crash: by direct trauma to the shoulder joint or by radiating pain from the neck.
Direct damage can be caused by striking 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 crash. With this type of injury, you'll often be aware of the pain soon after the wreck.
More frequently, Dr. Dalton finds that shoulder or arm pain doesn't immediately appear after a collision, but starts a few days or weeks after the injury. This type of shoulder pain actually starts in the neck. Injured muscles or ligaments in your spine can tweak nerves in your neck, causing tingling, numbness, or soreness in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.
We've treated both kinds of shoulder pain in our Rochester Hills office. This approach involves chiropractic adjustments to restore your spine's natural flexibility and home exercises that strengthen your neck and shoulder.
Dr. Dalton has been helping patients in Rochester Hills since 2002, so we know what you're experiencing. We're here to help you, too. First, we'll do a careful evaluation to figure out the root cause of your pain, and then decide how to restore your body's natural functioning. Give our office a call today at (248) 977-7039 to make an appointment.
Chiropractors, often considered alternative or complementary medicine practitioners, are primary care doctors who focus on good health through proper nutrition, exercise, and other lifestyle factors. The chiropractic philosophy is based on the idea that when nerves emerging from the spinal cord are compromised (known as a subluxation), the affected individual might experience pain, disability and an overall decrease in the quality of life.