If you are dealing with shoulder pain after an auto collision, you're not alone. Dr. John Phelts sees this type of condition often in our New York office. What causes shoulder pain after an auto collision? How can a chiropractor help?
There are at least two different ways that you can develop shoulder problems after a car crash: by direct injury to the shoulder or by radiating 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 impact. With this type of trauma, you'll usually be aware of the pain shortly after the crash.
More commonly, Dr. John Phelts 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 neck. Injured ligaments or muscles in your neck can tweak nerves in your neck, causing tingling, numbness, or soreness in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.
We've treated both types of shoulder problems in our New York office. This approach involves chiropractic adjustments to restore your spine's natural flexibility and exercises that strengthen your neck and shoulder.
Dr. John Phelts is here in New York to help you recover from shoulder pain. We've been helping patients since 2003 and we can probably help you, too. First, we'll do a careful evaluation to determine the root cause of your problem, and then decide how to restore your body's natural functioning. Ready to make an appointment? Give us a call at (212) 286-2012 and we'll get you back on the road to health.