We work with many auto injury cases in in our Aloha, Beaverton office, and a widespread symptom we see in our patients is shoulder pain. What causes shoulder pain after an auto injury? How can a chiropractor 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 striking 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 shortly after the crash.
More frequently, Oregon Medical Centers 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 discomfort actually starts in the cervical spine. Injured ligaments or muscles in your neck can pinch nerves in your neck, causing tingling, numbness, or pain in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.
We've treated both kinds of shoulder problems in our Aloha, Beaverton office. This approach involves chiropractic adjustments to restore your spine's natural flexibility and home exercises that strengthen your neck and shoulder.
Oregon Medical Centers is here in Aloha, Beaverton to help you recover from shoulder pain. We've been helping patients since 1990 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 plan of action. Give our office a call today at (503) 642-2845 to make an appointment.