We treat many car accident cases in our Arlington office, and a common symptom we see in our patients is shoulder pain. If you suffer from shoulder pain after a car crash, you're not alone. Shoulder Pain is a common problem after an auto injury, and it's something that Jefferson Spine & Injury Center sees often in our Arlington office.
There are at least two ways that you can develop shoulder problems after an accident: by direct injury 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 trauma, you'll usually be aware of the pain shortly after the wreck.
More frequently, Jefferson Spine & Injury Center finds that shoulder or arm pain does not immediately appear after a crash, but begins a few days or weeks after the accident. This type of shoulder pain actually starts in the neck. Injured muscles or ligaments in your neck can tweak 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 Arlington office. This process involves chiropractic adjustments to restore your spine's natural mobility and home exercises that strengthen your neck and shoulder.
You don't have to suffer from shoulder pain. Jefferson Spine & Injury Center is conveniently located in Arlington 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, Jefferson Spine & Injury Center 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. Jefferson Spine & Injury Center will first determine what's causing your pain and then work to restore your body to its natural functioning.