We work with many car accident cases in in our Redondo Beach office, and a widespread symptom we see in our patients is shoulder pain. Why is shoulder pain such a common condition after a car crash? How can your chiropractor help you heal?
There are at least two different ways that you can get shoulder pain after a crash: by direct trauma to the shoulder joint or by radiating pain from the neck.
Direct injury 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 collision. With this type of trauma, you’ll often be aware of the pain soon after the wreck.
More frequently, Dr. Kaden finds that shoulder or arm pain doesn’t immediately appear after a crash, but starts a few days or weeks after the injury. This type of shoulder discomfort actually starts in the cervical spine. Injured soft tissue in your neck can tweak nerves in your neck, causing tingling, numbness, or soreness in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.
We’ve treated both kinds of shoulder pain in our Redondo Beach office. This process involves chiropractic adjustments to restore your spine’s natural mobility and home exercises that strengthen your neck and shoulder.
Dr. Kaden is here in Redondo Beach to help you recover from shoulder pain. We’ve been helping patients since 2005 and we can probably help you, too. Dr. Kaden will first determine what’s causing your pain and then work to restore your body to its natural functioning. Give our office a call today at (310) 251-0862 to make an appointment.