If you suffer from shoulder pain after a car accident, don't despair. Dr. Priolo sees this type of condition frequently in our Ronkonkoma office. What causes shoulder pain after an auto injury? How can chiropractic help?
There are at least two ways that you can get shoulder problems after a car crash: by direct injury to the shoulder or by referred pain from the neck.
Direct trauma can be caused by striking your shoulder on a hard object in the car during the impact, 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 usually be aware of the pain soon after the crash.
More commonly, Dr. Priolo finds that shoulder or arm pain does not immediately appear after a crash, but starts a few days or weeks after the injury. This type of shoulder discomfort actually starts in the cervical spine. Injured muscles or ligaments in your spine can tweak nerves in your neck, causing numbness, tingling, or pain in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.
We've treated both kinds of shoulder problems in our Ronkonkoma office. This process involves chiropractic adjustments to restore your spine's natural mobility and home exercises that strengthen your neck and shoulder.
Dr. Priolo has been helping patients in Ronkonkoma since 2005, so we know what you're living with. We're here to help you, too. First, we'll do a careful examination to figure out the root cause of your pain, and then decide how to restore your body's natural functioning. Give our office a call today at (631) 676-6324 to make an appointment.