We work with many car accident cases in in our Aloha / Beaverton, OR office, and a common symptom we see in our patients is shoulder pain. Let's look at the root cause of shoulder pain after a car accident and see how chiropractic can help.
There are at least two different ways that you can get shoulder pain after a crash: by direct injury to the shoulder joint or by radiating pain from the neck.
Direct trauma can be caused by hitting your shoulder on a hard surface 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 trauma, you'll often be aware of the pain shortly after the crash.
More commonly, Oregon Medical Centers finds that shoulder or arm pain does not immediately appear after a crash, but begins a few days or weeks after the trauma. This type of shoulder pain actually starts in the cervical spine. Injured ligaments or muscles in your spine can pinch nerves in your neck, causing tingling, numbness, or pain in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.
We've worked with both kinds of shoulder problems in our Aloha / Beaverton, OR office. This process involves chiropractic adjustments to restore your spine's natural mobility and home exercises that strengthen your neck and shoulder.
Oregon Medical Centers has been helping patients in Aloha / Beaverton, OR since 1990, so we know what you're living with. We're here to help you, too. 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 (503) 642-2845 and we'll get you back on the road to health.