Shoulder Pain is a common problem after a car crash, and it's something that Dr. Jamie Stern sees frequently in our Sunnyvale, CA office. Let's look at why shoulder pain is frequently experienced after an auto injury and see how chiropractic can help you get better.
There are at least two different 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 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 shortly after the wreck.
More commonly, Dr. Jamie Stern 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 neck. Injured soft tissue in your spine can pinch nerves in your neck, causing numbness, tingling, or pain in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.
We've worked with many types of shoulder pain in our Sunnyvale, CA office. This process involves chiropractic adjustments to restore your spine's natural mobility and home exercises that strengthen your neck and shoulder.
If you've been hurt in a car crash and you're struggling with shoulder pain, Dr. Jamie Stern is here to help. Dr. Jamie Stern will first determine what's causing your pain and then work to restore your body to its natural functioning. Call us today at (415) 308-7636 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.