If you are suffering from shoulder pain after a car accident, don't despair. Dr. Bill Kroner sees this type of condition often in our Yakima, WA office. Let's look at the root cause of shoulder pain after an auto collision and see how your chiropractor can help.
There are at least two different ways that you can develop shoulder problems after an accident: by direct trauma to the shoulder 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 impact, or can occur if you have a tight grip on the steering wheel during a rear end crash. With this type of trauma, you'll usually be aware of the pain soon after the wreck.
More commonly, Dr. Bill Kroner finds that shoulder or arm pain doesn't immediately appear after a collision, but starts a few days or weeks after the trauma. This type of shoulder pain actually starts in the cervical spine. Injured ligaments or muscles in your neck can squeeze nerves in your neck, causing tingling, numbness, or soreness in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.
We've treated both types of shoulder pain in our Yakima, WA office. This treatment involves chiropractic adjustments to restore your spine's natural mobility and exercises that strengthen your neck and shoulder.
Let us help you recover from shoulder pain. Dr. Bill Kroner has helped many patients with the same problem, and we can probably help you, too. First, we'll do a careful examination to determine the root cause of your problem, and then decide how to restore your body's natural functioning. Call us today at (509) 972-4000 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.