Shoulder Pain is a common symptom after an auto injury, and it's something that Dr. Poelking sees often in our Kettering office. Why is shoulder pain such a common symptom 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 or by referred pain from the neck.
Direct injury can be caused by striking 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 injury, you'll usually be aware of the pain soon after the crash.
More frequently, Dr. Poelking 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 neck can pinch nerves in your neck, causing tingling, numbness, or soreness in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.
We've worked with many types of shoulder pain in our Kettering 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. Poelking is conveniently located in Kettering to help you get better, whether you've been in a car crash or not. The first step is to get an accurate diagnosis to determine what's causing your symptoms and then we will determine an appropriate treatment approach. Give our office a call today at (937) 299-2900 to make an appointment.