If you have shoulder pain after a car accident, don't despair. Dr. Ahmed sees this type of problem frequently in our Roselle office. What causes shoulder pain after a car crash? How can chiropractic help?
There are at least two different ways that you can develop shoulder pain after a car crash: by direct injury to the shoulder joint or by referred pain from the neck.
Direct injury 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 injury, you'll usually be aware of the pain soon after the crash.
More commonly, Dr. Ahmed finds that shoulder or arm pain doesn't immediately appear after a crash, but starts a few days or weeks after the injury. This type of shoulder discomfort actually starts in the neck. Injured ligaments or muscles in your spine can pinch nerves in your neck, causing numbness, tingling, or pain in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.
We've treated many types of shoulder problems in our Roselle 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. Ahmed has helped many people with the same condition, and we can probably help you, too. Dr. Ahmed will first determine what's causing your pain and then work to restore your body to its natural functioning. Ready to make an appointment? Give us a call at (630) 295-8851 and we'll get you back on the road to health.