If you are suffering from shoulder pain after an auto collision, don't despair. Dr. Jung sees this type of condition often in our Pinole office. What causes shoulder pain after an auto injury? How can chiropractic help?
There are at least two ways that you can develop shoulder problems after a crash: by direct trauma to the shoulder joint or by referred pain from the neck.
Direct damage can be caused by striking your shoulder on a hard surface in the car during the crash, or can occur if you have a tight grip on the steering wheel during a rear end impact. With this type of injury, you'll usually be aware of the pain shortly after the wreck.
More frequently, Dr. Jung finds that shoulder or arm pain doesn't immediately appear after a crash, but starts a few days or weeks after the injury. This type of shoulder pain actually starts in the neck. Injured ligaments or muscles in your spine can pinch nerves in your neck, causing tingling, numbness, or soreness in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.
We've worked with both types of shoulder problems in our Pinole office. This care involves chiropractic adjustments to restore your spine's natural flexibility and exercises that strengthen your neck and shoulder.
Dr. Jung is here in Pinole to help you recover from shoulder pain. We've been helping patients since 2003 and we can probably help you, too. Dr. Jung 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 (510) 243-7500 to make an appointment.