Shoulder Pain is a common problem after a car accident, and it's something that Drs. Matt & Annie Reyes sees frequently in our State College, PA office. Let's look at why shoulder pain is frequently experienced after an auto injury and see how your chiropractor can help you recover.
There are at least two ways that you can get shoulder problems after an accident: by direct injury to the shoulder 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 impact, or can occur if you have a tight grip on the steering wheel during a rear end crash. With this type of trauma, you'll often be aware of the pain shortly after the crash.
More frequently, Drs. Matt & Annie Reyes finds that shoulder or arm pain does not immediately appear after a crash, but starts a few days or weeks after the accident. This type of shoulder discomfort actually starts in the cervical spine. Injured soft tissue in your neck can pinch nerves in your neck, causing numbness, tingling, or pain in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.
We've worked with both kinds of shoulder problems in our State College, PA office. This treatment involves chiropractic adjustments to restore your spine's natural flexibility and home exercises that strengthen your neck and shoulder.
Let us help you recover from shoulder pain. Drs. Matt & Annie Reyes has helped many patients with the same condition, and we can probably help you, too. The first step is to get an accurate diagnosis to determine what's causing your pain and then we will determine an appropriate treatment strategy. Ready to make an appointment? Give us a call at (814) 308-9352 and we'll get you back on the road to health.