Shoulder Pain is a common problem after a car crash, and it's something that Dr. Conlee sees frequently in our Tucson office. Let's look at the root cause of shoulder pain after a car accident and see how your chiropractor can help.
There are at least two ways that you can develop shoulder problems after a crash: by direct injury 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 collision. With this type of trauma, you'll usually be aware of the pain soon after the wreck.
More commonly, Dr. Conlee finds that shoulder or arm pain does not immediately appear after a crash, but starts a few days or weeks after the injury. This type of shoulder discomfort actually starts in the cervical spine. Injured soft tissue in your neck can tweak nerves in your neck, causing tingling, numbness, or soreness in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.
We've worked with many types of shoulder problems in our Tucson office. This care involves chiropractic adjustments to restore your spine's natural mobility and exercises that strengthen your neck and shoulder.
Dr. Conlee has been helping patients in Tucson since 1990, so we know what you're living with. We're here to help you, too. Dr. Conlee will first determine what's causing your pain and then work to restore your body to its natural functioning. Give our office a call today at (520) 322-6161 to make an appointment.