We treat many auto injury cases in in our State College office, and a widespread symptom we see in our patients is shoulder pain. Let's see why shoulder pain is frequently experienced after an auto injury and see how chiropractic can help you get better.
There are at least two ways that you can develop shoulder pain after an accident: by direct trauma to the shoulder or by referred pain from the neck.
Direct injury can be caused by striking your shoulder on a hard object 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 injury, you'll usually be aware of the pain soon after the wreck.
More commonly, Drs. Matt & Annie Reyes finds that shoulder or arm pain doesn't immediately appear after a collision, but begins a few days or weeks after the trauma. This type of shoulder pain actually starts in the cervical spine. Injured muscles or ligaments in your spine can squeeze nerves in your neck, causing numbness, tingling, or pain in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.
We've treated both kinds of shoulder problems in our State College office. This care involves chiropractic adjustments to restore your spine's natural mobility 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 to help you get better, whether you've been in an auto collision or not. Drs. Matt & Annie Reyes will first determine what's causing your pain and then work to restore your body to its natural functioning. Give our office a call today at (814) 308-9352 to make an appointment.