Shoulder Pain is a common condition after an auto injury, and it's something that Frank Bendiks, DC, PC sees frequently in our Naperville, IL office. Let's look at the root cause of shoulder pain after an accident and see how chiropractic can help.
There are at least two ways that you can get shoulder pain after an accident: by direct trauma to the shoulder joint or by radiating pain from the neck.
Direct injury 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 impact. With this type of trauma, you'll often be aware of the pain soon after the wreck.
More commonly, Frank Bendiks, DC, PC finds that shoulder or arm pain does not 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 soft tissue in your spine can squeeze 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 Naperville, IL office. This approach involves chiropractic adjustments to restore your spine's natural mobility and exercises that strengthen your neck and shoulder.
If you've been injured in a car crash and you're suffering from shoulder pain, Frank Bendiks, DC, PC is here to help. The first step is to get an accurate diagnosis to determine what's causing your pain and then we will determine an appropriate treatment plan of action. Ready to make an appointment? Give us a call at (630) 301-0054 and we'll get you back on the road to health.