If you have shoulder pain after an auto injury, don't worry. Dr. Vinick sees this type of condition frequently in our Redondo Beach office. Chiropractic care 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 ways that you can develop shoulder pain after an accident: by direct trauma to the shoulder or by radiating pain from the neck.
Direct damage can be caused by hitting your shoulder on a hard surface in the car during the impact, 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, Dr. Vinick finds that shoulder or arm pain does not immediately appear after a crash, but starts a few days or weeks after the accident. This type of shoulder discomfort actually starts in the cervical spine. Injured muscles or ligaments in your spine can squeeze nerves in your neck, causing tingling, numbness, or soreness in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.
We've treated both types of shoulder problems in our Redondo Beach office. This care involves chiropractic adjustments to restore your spine's natural mobility and home exercises that strengthen your neck and shoulder.
Dr. Vinick has been helping patients in Redondo Beach since 1988, so we know what you're experiencing. We're here to help you, too. First, we'll do a careful evaluation to establish the root cause of your problem, and then decide how to restore your body's natural functioning. Give our office a call today at (310) 375-4325 to make an appointment.