If you are suffering from shoulder pain after a car crash, you're not alone. Frank J. Valente, DC, PC sees this type of condition frequently in our New York office. What causes shoulder pain after a car crash? How can chiropractic care help?
There are at least two different ways that you can get shoulder pain after a crash: by direct trauma to the shoulder joint or by radiating pain from the neck.
Direct injury can be caused by striking 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 injury, you'll usually be aware of the pain soon after the wreck.
More commonly, Frank J. Valente, DC, PC finds that shoulder or arm pain does not immediately appear after a collision, but begins a few days or weeks after the injury. This type of shoulder discomfort actually starts in the neck. Injured soft tissue in your spine can tweak nerves in your neck, causing numbness, tingling, or soreness in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.
We've worked with many types of shoulder pain in our New York office. This treatment involves chiropractic adjustments to restore your spine's natural flexibility and exercises that strengthen your neck and shoulder.
If you've been hurt in a car crash and you're suffering from shoulder pain, Frank J. Valente, DC, PC is here to help. The first step is to get an accurate diagnosis to determine what's causing your symptoms and then we will determine an appropriate treatment plan of action. Give our office a call today at (917) 338-7917 to make an appointment.