Shoulder Pain is a common condition after an auto injury, and it's something that Dr. Marsh sees often in our West New York office. Why is shoulder pain such a common symptom after a car accident? How can chiropractic care and osteopathic treatments help you heal?
There are at least two ways that you can get shoulder problems after a crash: by direct trauma to the shoulder or by referred pain from the neck.
Direct trauma can be caused by striking your shoulder on a hard surface in the car during the crash, 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 shortly after the wreck.
More commonly, Dr. Marsh 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 pain actually starts in the cervical spine. Injured muscles or ligaments in your neck can pinch nerves in your neck, causing tingling, numbness, or soreness in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.
We've worked with both types of shoulder problems in our West New York office. This approach involves chiropractic adjustments to restore your spine's natural mobility and exercises that strengthen your neck and shoulder.
Dr. Marsh has been helping patients in West New York since 1980, so we know what you're experiencing. We're here to help you, too. First, we'll do a careful examination to figure out the root cause of your problem, and then decide how to restore your body's natural functioning. Ready to make an appointment? Give us a call at (201) 869-0830 and we'll get you back on the road to health.