If you suffer from shoulder pain after a car crash, you're not alone. Dr. Cyr sees this type of condition frequently in our Rutland office. What causes shoulder pain after an auto injury? How can chiropractic help?
There are at least two different ways that you can develop shoulder problems after a crash: by direct trauma to the shoulder 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 crash, or can occur if you have a tight grip on the steering wheel during a rear end crash. With this type of trauma, you'll often be aware of the pain soon after the wreck.
More frequently, Dr. Cyr finds that shoulder or arm pain doesn't immediately appear after a collision, but starts a few days or weeks after the trauma. This type of shoulder pain actually starts in the neck. Injured soft tissue 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 kinds of shoulder pain in our Rutland office. This care involves chiropractic adjustments to restore your spine's natural flexibility and home exercises that strengthen your neck and shoulder.
Let us help you recover from shoulder pain. Dr. Cyr has helped many people with the same problem, and we can probably help you, too. The first step is to get an accurate diagnosis to determine what's causing your pain and then we will determine an appropriate treatment approach. Call us today at (802) 775-6961 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.