Shoulder Pain is a common condition after an auto injury, and it's something that Dr. Szilagyi sees often in our Harleysville office. Let's look at the root cause of shoulder pain after an auto collision and see how your chiropractor can help.
There are at least two ways that you can develop shoulder problems 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 object in the car during the crash, 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 often be aware of the pain shortly after the wreck.
More frequently, Dr. Szilagyi finds that shoulder or arm pain doesn't immediately appear after a crash, but begins 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 spine can squeeze nerves in your neck, causing tingling, numbness, or soreness in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.
We've worked with both kinds of shoulder problems in our Harleysville office. This treatment involves chiropractic adjustments to restore your spine's natural mobility and exercises that strengthen your neck and shoulder.
Let us help you recover from shoulder pain. Dr. Szilagyi has helped many patients with the same problem, and we can probably help you, too. The first step is to get an accurate diagnosis to determine what's causing your pain and then we will determine an appropriate treatment approach. Call us today at (215) 256-4345 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.