Shoulder Pain is a common problem after a car crash, and it's something that Northside Chiropractic sees frequently in our Port Coquitlam office. The key to recovering from shoulder pain caused by a crash is to understand the root cause of the problem and how chiropractic care can help.
There are at least two ways that you can develop shoulder problems after a crash: by direct injury to the shoulder 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 impact, or can occur if you have a tight grip on the steering wheel during a rear end crash. With this type of injury, you'll usually be aware of the pain shortly after the wreck.
More frequently, Northside Chiropractic finds that shoulder or arm pain does not immediately appear after a collision, but starts a few days or weeks after the accident. This type of shoulder pain actually starts in the neck. Injured muscles or ligaments in your neck can pinch nerves in your neck, causing numbness, tingling, or soreness in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.
We've treated both kinds of shoulder problems in our Port Coquitlam office. This approach involves chiropractic adjustments to restore your spine's natural mobility and home exercises that strengthen your neck and shoulder.
Let us help you recover from shoulder pain. Northside Chiropractic has helped many people with the same problem, and we can probably help you, too. Northside Chiropractic will first determine what's causing your pain and then work to restore your body to its natural functioning. Call us today at (604) 941-4596 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.