If you are suffering from shoulder pain after a car crash, you're not alone. Dr. Isom sees this type of problem frequently in our Lenexa 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 different ways that you can develop shoulder pain after a crash: by direct injury to the shoulder joint or by referred 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 injury, you'll usually be aware of the pain soon after the crash.
More commonly, Dr. Isom finds that shoulder or arm pain doesn't immediately appear after a collision, but starts a few days or weeks after the injury. This type of shoulder discomfort actually starts in the neck. Injured muscles or ligaments in your spine can squeeze nerves in your neck, causing numbness, tingling, or pain in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.
We've treated many types of shoulder pain in our Lenexa office. This treatment involves chiropractic adjustments to restore your spine's natural flexibility and exercises that strengthen your neck and shoulder.
Let us help you recover from shoulder pain. Dr. Isom has helped many people with the same condition, and we can probably help you, too. Dr. Isom 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 (913) 735-9565 to make an appointment.