If you suffer from shoulder pain after a car crash, don't worry. Dr. Marsh sees this type of condition often in our West New York office. What causes shoulder pain after a car crash? How can chiropractic and/or osteopathic treatments and care help you recover?
There are at least two ways that you can get shoulder pain after a car crash: by direct injury to the shoulder or by radiating pain from the neck.
Direct damage can be caused by striking your shoulder on a hard surface 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 wreck.
More frequently, Dr. Marsh finds that shoulder or arm pain does not immediately appear after a crash, but starts a few days or weeks after the trauma. This type of shoulder pain actually starts in the neck. Injured muscles or ligaments in your neck can pinch nerves in your neck, causing numbness, tingling, or pain in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.
We've treated many types of shoulder problems in our West New York office. This treatment involves chiropractic or osteopathic treatments to restore your spine's natural mobility and home exercises that strengthen your neck and shoulder.
Dr. Marsh is here in West New York to help you recover from shoulder pain. We've been helping patients since 1980 and we can probably help you, too. Dr. Marsh will first determine what's causing your pain and then work to restore your body to its natural functioning. Call us today at (201) 869-0830 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.