We treat many car accident cases in our Cary office, and a common symptom we see in our patients is shoulder pain. If you are suffering from shoulder pain after an auto injury, you're not alone. Shoulder Pain is a common condition after a car accident, and it's something that Swiss Spine Clinic sees frequently in our Cary office.
There are at least two different ways that you can develop shoulder problems after a car crash: by direct trauma to the shoulder or by referred pain from the neck.
Direct damage can be caused by striking your shoulder on a hard object in the car during the crash, or can occur if you have a tight grip on the steering wheel during a rear end collision. With this type of injury, you'll often be aware of the pain soon after the crash.
More commonly, Swiss Spine Clinic finds that shoulder or arm pain doesn't immediately appear after a collision, 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 neck 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 process involves chiropractic adjustments to restore your spine's natural flexibility and home exercises that strengthen your neck and shoulder.
You don't have to suffer from shoulder pain. Swiss Spine Clinic is conveniently located in Cary to help you recover, whether you've been in an auto collision or not. If you've been injured in a car crash and you're suffering from shoulder pain, Swiss Spine Clinic is here to help. The first step is to get an accurate diagnosis to determine what's causing your pain and then we will determine an appropriate treatment strategy. Swiss Spine Clinic will first determine what's causing your pain and then work to restore your body to its natural functioning.