Shoulder Pain is a common symptom after an auto collision, and it's something that Dr. Mark Holland sees frequently in our North County St. Louis, MO office. What causes shoulder pain after an auto injury? How can chiropractic care help?
There are at least two different ways that you can develop shoulder problems after an accident: by direct trauma to the shoulder joint or by radiating pain from the neck.
Direct damage can be caused by hitting 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 injury, you'll usually be aware of the pain shortly after the wreck.
More frequently, Dr. Mark Holland finds that shoulder or arm pain doesn't immediately appear after a collision, but begins a few days or weeks after the accident. This type of shoulder discomfort actually starts in the neck. Injured muscles or ligaments in your spine can pinch nerves in your neck, causing tingling, numbness, or pain in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.
We've treated both types of shoulder problems in our North County St. Louis, MO office. This process involves chiropractic adjustments to restore your spine's natural mobility and exercises that strengthen your neck and shoulder.
Let us help you recover from shoulder pain. Dr. Mark Holland has helped many people with the same problem, and we can probably help you, too. The first step is to get an accurate diagnosis to determine what's causing your symptoms and then we will determine an appropriate treatment approach. Give our office a call today at (314) 867-8888 to make an appointment.