If you are suffering from shoulder pain after a car accident, you're not alone. Dr. Mark Holland sees this type of condition often in our North County, St. Louis, MO office. Chiropractic is a great way to treat shoulder pain. Let's look at how shoulder pain is caused by a crash and how Dr. Mark Holland can help you.
There are at least two ways that you can develop shoulder pain after a car crash: by direct trauma to the shoulder joint or by radiating pain from the neck.
Direct injury can be caused by hitting 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 crash. With this type of injury, you'll often be aware of the pain soon after the crash.
More frequently, Dr. Mark Holland finds that shoulder or arm pain does not immediately appear after a crash, 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 squeeze nerves in your neck, causing tingling, numbness, 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 approach involves chiropractic adjustments to restore your spine's natural mobility and home exercises that strengthen your neck and shoulder.
Let us help you recover from shoulder pain. Dr. Mark Holland has helped many patients with the same condition, and we can probably help you, too. First, we'll do a careful examination to determine the root cause of your problem, and then decide how to restore your body's natural functioning. Call us today at (314) 867-8888 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.