Shoulder Pain is a common symptom after a car accident, and it's something that Dr. Tim Six sees often in our Great Falls, MT office. Why is shoulder pain such a common condition after a car accident? How can chiropractic care help you recover?
There are at least two different ways that you can get shoulder pain after an accident: 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 crash, or can occur if you have a tight grip on the steering wheel during a rear end impact. With this type of injury, you'll often be aware of the pain shortly after the wreck.
More commonly, Dr. Tim Six finds that shoulder or arm pain doesn't immediately appear after a collision, but begins 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 squeeze nerves in your neck, causing numbness, tingling, or soreness in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.
We've worked with both kinds of shoulder pain in our Great Falls, MT office. This process involves chiropractic adjustments to restore your spine's natural mobility and home exercises that strengthen your neck and shoulder.
If you've been hurt in a car crash and you're experiencing shoulder pain, Dr. Tim Six is here to help. First, we'll do a careful assessment to figure out the root cause of your pain, and then decide how to restore your body's natural functioning. Ready to make an appointment? Give us a call at (406) 452-6929 and we'll get you back on the road to health.