If you suffer from shoulder pain after an auto collision, you're not alone. Dr. Brent Myers sees this type of problem frequently in our Asheville office. Chiropractic is a great way to treat shoulder pain. Let's look at how shoulder pain is caused by a crash and how Dr. Brent Myers can help you.
There are at least two ways that you can develop shoulder pain after an accident: 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 soon after the crash.
More commonly, Dr. Brent Myers 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 pain actually starts in the cervical spine. Injured soft tissue in your neck can pinch nerves in your neck, causing tingling, numbness, or pain in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.
We've treated many types of shoulder pain in our Asheville office. This care involves chiropractic adjustments to restore your spine's natural mobility and home exercises that strengthen your neck and shoulder.
Let us help you recover from shoulder pain. Dr. Brent Myers has helped many patients with the same problem, and we can probably help you, too. Dr. Brent Myers will first determine what's causing your pain and then work to restore your body to its natural functioning. Call us today at (828) 676-0963 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.