If you are suffering from shoulder pain after a car accident, don't despair. Dr. Szilagyi sees this type of problem frequently in our Harleysville, PA office. Let's see why shoulder pain is frequently experienced after an auto injury and see how chiropractic care can help you recover.
There are at least two ways that you can develop shoulder problems after a car crash: by direct trauma to the shoulder joint 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 impact, or can occur if you have a tight grip on the steering wheel during a rear end crash. With this type of trauma, you'll usually be aware of the pain shortly after the crash.
More commonly, Dr. Szilagyi finds that shoulder or arm pain doesn't immediately appear after a crash, but begins a few days or weeks after the accident. This type of shoulder discomfort actually starts in the cervical spine. Injured ligaments or muscles 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 problems in our Harleysville, PA office. This treatment 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. Dr. Szilagyi is conveniently located in Harleysville, PA to help you recover, whether you've been in a car crash or not. 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. Give our office a call today at (215) 256-4345 to make an appointment.