Shoulder Pain and Auto Injury

If you are dealing with shoulder pain after a car accident, don't worry. Dr. Mark Holland sees this type of condition frequently in our North County, St. Louis, MO office. What causes shoulder pain after a car crash? How can chiropractic care help?

There are at least two ways that you can get shoulder pain after a car crash: by direct injury to the shoulder joint or by radiating pain from the neck.

Direct damage can be caused by striking your shoulder on a hard object in the car during the impact, or can occur if you have a tight grip on the steering wheel during a rear end impact. With this type of trauma, you'll usually be aware of the pain soon after the wreck.

More commonly, Dr. Mark Holland finds that shoulder or arm pain doesn't immediately appear after a crash, but starts a few days or weeks after the injury. This type of shoulder pain actually starts in the cervical spine. Injured soft tissue in your neck can tweak nerves in your neck, causing numbness, tingling, or pain in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.

We've worked with both types of shoulder problems in our North County, St. Louis, MO office. This process involves chiropractic adjustments to restore your spine's natural flexibility and home exercises that strengthen your neck and shoulder.

You don't have to suffer from shoulder pain. Dr. Mark Holland is conveniently located in North County, St. Louis, MO to help you get better, whether you've been in a car crash or not. First, we'll do a careful examination to determine the root cause of your pain, and then decide how to restore your body's natural functioning. Give our office a call today at (314) 867-8888 to make an appointment.

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