If you have shoulder pain after a car accident, don't worry. Dr. Robert Stein & Dr. Brian Lerman sees this type of condition frequently in our Pikesville & Baltimore, MD office. Chiropractic 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 problems after a car crash: by direct injury to the shoulder or by referred pain from the neck.
Direct injury 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 collision. With this type of injury, you'll often be aware of the pain shortly after the wreck.
More frequently, Dr. Robert Stein & Dr. Brian Lerman finds that shoulder or arm pain doesn't immediately appear after a crash, but begins a few days or weeks after the accident. This type of shoulder discomfort actually starts in the neck. Injured soft tissue in your spine can tweak nerves in your neck, causing numbness, tingling, or pain in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.
We've treated many types of shoulder pain in our Pikesville & Baltimore, MD office. This process involves chiropractic adjustments to restore your spine's natural flexibility and exercises that strengthen your neck and shoulder.
If you've been injured in a car crash and you're struggling with shoulder pain, Dr. Robert Stein & Dr. Brian Lerman is here to help. First, we'll do a careful assessment to establish the root cause of your problem, and then decide how to restore your body's natural functioning. Call us today at (410) 581-9966 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.