We manage many car accident cases in our Depew office, and a widespread symptom we see in our patients is shoulder pain. If you suffer from shoulder pain after a car crash, don't despair. Shoulder Pain is a common problem after an auto collision, and it's something that Dr. Palmer sees often in our Depew office.
There are at least two different ways that you can develop shoulder pain after a crash: by direct injury to the shoulder or by radiating pain from the neck.
Direct damage 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 impact. With this type of injury, you'll usually be aware of the pain soon after the wreck.
More commonly, Dr. Palmer finds that shoulder or arm pain does not immediately appear after a crash, but begins a few days or weeks after the trauma. This type of shoulder discomfort actually starts in the neck. Injured muscles or ligaments in your neck can pinch nerves in your neck, causing tingling, numbness, or pain in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.
We've treated both kinds of shoulder pain in our Depew office. This approach involves chiropractic adjustments to restore your spine's natural flexibility and exercises that strengthen your neck and shoulder.
You don't have to suffer from shoulder pain. Dr. Palmer is conveniently located in Depew to help you heal, whether you've been in an auto collision or not. If you've been injured in a car crash and you're struggling with shoulder pain, Dr. Palmer is here to help. The first step is to get an accurate diagnosis to determine what's causing your symptoms and then we will determine an appropriate treatment plan of action. 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.