We manage many car accident cases in in our State College, PA office, and a common symptom we see in our patients is shoulder pain. Why is shoulder pain such a common problem after a car accident? How can your chiropractor help you get better?
There are at least two ways that you can get shoulder pain after an accident: by direct trauma to the shoulder 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 usually be aware of the pain shortly after the wreck.
More commonly, Drs. Matt & Annie Reyes finds that shoulder or arm pain doesn't immediately appear after a collision, but starts a few days or weeks after the accident. This type of shoulder discomfort actually starts in the cervical spine. Injured ligaments or muscles in your neck can pinch nerves in your neck, causing numbness, tingling, or pain in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.
We've treated both types of shoulder pain in our State College, PA office. This care involves chiropractic adjustments to restore your spine's natural flexibility and exercises that strengthen your neck and shoulder.
You don't have to suffer from shoulder pain. Drs. Matt & Annie Reyes is conveniently located in State College, PA to help you heal, whether you've been in an auto collision or not. The first step is to get an accurate diagnosis to determine what's causing your pain and then we will determine an appropriate treatment plan of action. Give our office a call today at (814) 308-9352 to make an appointment.