If you are suffering from shoulder pain after an auto injury, don't worry. Dr. Six sees this type of problem frequently in our Great Falls office. Your chiropractor can be very helpful for shoulder pain symptoms after a crash. Let's see what causes shoulder pain and why chiropractic works.
There are at least two different ways that you can develop shoulder pain 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 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. Six finds that shoulder or arm pain does not immediately appear after a collision, but begins a few days or weeks after the accident. This type of shoulder pain actually starts in the neck. Injured soft tissue in your neck can tweak nerves in your neck, causing tingling, numbness, or pain in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.
We've worked with both types of shoulder problems in our Great Falls office. This process involves chiropractic adjustments to restore your spine's natural flexibility and exercises that strengthen your neck and shoulder.
Dr. Six is here in Great Falls to help you recover from shoulder pain. We've been helping patients since 1983 and we can probably help you, too. Dr. Six 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 (406) 452-6929 to make an appointment.