Shoulder Pain is a common problem after a car crash, and it's something that Northside Chiropractic sees frequently in our Port Coquitlam office. Chiropractic care is an excellent way to treat shoulder pain. Let's look at how shoulder pain is caused by a crash and how Northside Chiropractic can help you.
There are at least two different ways that you can develop shoulder problems after a car crash: by direct trauma 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 impact. With this type of trauma, you'll usually be aware of the pain shortly after the crash.
More frequently, Northside Chiropractic finds that shoulder or arm pain doesn't immediately appear after a collision, but begins a few days or weeks after the injury. This type of shoulder pain actually starts in the neck. Injured muscles or ligaments in your spine can squeeze nerves in your neck, causing tingling, numbness, or pain in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.
We've treated both types of shoulder problems in our Port Coquitlam office. This treatment involves chiropractic adjustments to restore your spine's natural mobility and exercises that strengthen your neck and shoulder.
You don't have to suffer from shoulder pain. Northside Chiropractic is conveniently located in Port Coquitlam to help you recover, whether you've been in an auto collision or not. Northside Chiropractic 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 (604) 941-4596 to make an appointment.