If you are dealing with shoulder pain after an auto injury, don't worry. Dr. Thomas Gugerli sees this type of problem often in our Cary office. Let's look at why shoulder pain is commonly experienced after an auto injury and see how chiropractic can help you recover.
There are at least two different ways that you can develop shoulder problems after a crash: by direct trauma to the shoulder or by referred 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 crash. With this type of injury, you'll usually be aware of the pain soon after the wreck.
More frequently, Dr. Thomas Gugerli finds that shoulder or arm pain does not immediately appear after a crash, but starts a few days or weeks after the trauma. This type of shoulder discomfort actually starts in the cervical spine. Injured muscles or ligaments in your spine can pinch nerves in your neck, causing numbness, tingling, or pain in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.
We've treated both kinds of shoulder pain in our Cary office. This approach involves chiropractic adjustments to restore your spine's natural flexibility and home exercises that strengthen your neck and shoulder.
Let us help you recover from shoulder pain. Dr. Thomas Gugerli has helped many people with the same condition, and we can probably help you, too. The first step is to get an accurate diagnosis to determine what's causing your pain and then we will determine an appropriate treatment plan of action. Call us today at (919) 589-0909 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.