We manage many car accident cases in our Tucson office, and a widespread 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 symptom after an auto collision, and it's something that Dr. Conlee sees often in our Tucson office.
There are at least two ways that you can get shoulder problems after an accident: by direct trauma to the shoulder or by radiating 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 usually be aware of the pain shortly after the crash.
More frequently, Dr. Conlee finds that shoulder or arm pain does not immediately appear after a crash, 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 squeeze nerves in your neck, causing numbness, tingling, or soreness in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.
We've treated many types of shoulder problems in our Tucson office. This process involves chiropractic adjustments to restore your spine's natural flexibility and home exercises that strengthen your neck and shoulder.
You don't have to suffer from shoulder pain. Dr. Conlee is conveniently located in Tucson to help you heal, whether you've been in a car crash or not. If you've been injured in a car crash and you're experiencing shoulder pain, Dr. Conlee 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 strategy. 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.