We manage many auto injury cases in our North County St. Louis, MO office, and a common symptom we see in our patients is shoulder pain. If you are suffering from shoulder pain after an auto collision, you're not alone. Shoulder Pain is a common problem after a car crash, and it's something that Dr. Holland sees often in our North County St. Louis, MO office.
There are at least two ways that you can get shoulder pain after a car crash: by direct trauma to the shoulder joint or by referred pain from the neck.
Direct trauma 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 collision. With this type of trauma, you'll often be aware of the pain shortly after the crash.
More commonly, Dr. Holland finds that shoulder or arm pain does not immediately appear after a collision, but starts a few days or weeks after the trauma. This type of shoulder discomfort actually starts in the cervical spine. Injured ligaments or muscles in your neck can squeeze nerves in your neck, causing numbness, tingling, or soreness in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.
We've worked with both kinds of shoulder pain 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.
You don't have to suffer from shoulder pain. Dr. Holland is conveniently located in North County St. Louis, MO to help you heal, whether you've been in a car crash or not. If you've been hurt in a car crash and you're struggling with shoulder pain, Dr. Holland 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. First, we'll do a careful assessment to establish the root cause of your problem, and then decide how to restore your body's natural functioning.