We treat many auto injury cases in in our Cary office, and a common symptom we see in our patients is shoulder pain. Chiropractic is an effective way to treat shoulder pain. Let's look at how shoulder pain is caused by a crash and how Dr. Gugerli can help you.
There are at least two different ways that you can get shoulder problems after a car crash: by direct injury to the shoulder joint 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 usually be aware of the pain soon after the crash.
More commonly, Dr. Gugerli finds that shoulder or arm pain does not immediately appear after a crash, but starts a few days or weeks after the accident. This type of shoulder discomfort actually starts in the neck. Injured muscles or ligaments in your spine can pinch nerves in your neck, causing numbness, tingling, or soreness in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.
We've worked with many types of shoulder problems in our Cary office. This approach involves chiropractic adjustments to restore your spine's natural mobility and home exercises that strengthen your neck and shoulder.
Dr. Gugerli is here in Cary to help you recover from shoulder pain. We've been helping patients since 1995 and we can probably help you, too. Dr. Gugerli will first determine what's causing your pain and then work to restore your body to its natural functioning. Call us today at (919) 589-0909 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.