If you have shoulder pain after a car accident, don't despair. Dr. Carl Heusler, DC sees this type of problem often in our New Carrollton office. Why is shoulder pain such a common problem after an auto collision? How can chiropractic care help you recover?
There are at least two ways that you can get shoulder problems after a crash: by direct trauma to the shoulder joint or by radiating pain from the neck.
Direct damage can be caused by hitting your shoulder on a hard surface in the car during the impact, or can occur if you have a tight grip on the steering wheel during a rear end collision. With this type of trauma, you'll usually be aware of the pain shortly after the wreck.
More frequently, Dr. Carl Heusler, DC finds that shoulder or arm pain does not immediately appear after a crash, but begins a few days or weeks after the trauma. This type of shoulder discomfort actually starts in the neck. Injured ligaments or muscles in your spine can pinch nerves in your neck, causing numbness, tingling, or pain in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.
We've treated both kinds of shoulder problems in our New Carrollton office. This care 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. Dr. Carl Heusler, DC is conveniently located in New Carrollton to help you recover, whether you've been in an auto collision or not. 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. Ready to make an appointment? Give us a call at (301) 577-0023 and we'll get you back on the road to health.