We manage many car accident cases in in our Ronkonkoma office, and a common symptom we see in our patients is shoulder pain. The key to recovering from shoulder pain caused by a crash is to understand the root cause of the problem and how chiropractic care can help.
There are at least two different ways that you can develop shoulder pain after a crash: by direct injury to the shoulder joint or by radiating pain from the neck.
Direct injury 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 crash. With this type of trauma, you'll usually be aware of the pain shortly after the wreck.
More frequently, 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 pain actually starts in the cervical spine. Injured muscles or ligaments in your neck can squeeze nerves in your neck, causing tingling, numbness, or soreness in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.
We've treated many types of shoulder pain in our Ronkonkoma office. This process involves chiropractic adjustments to restore your spine's natural mobility and exercises that strengthen your neck and shoulder.
You don't have to suffer from shoulder pain. Dr. Priolo is conveniently located in Ronkonkoma to help you recover, whether you've been in a car crash or not. First, we'll do a careful assessment to determine the root cause of your pain, and then decide how to restore your body's natural functioning. Call us today at (631) 676-6324 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.