Shoulder Pain is a common symptom after an auto collision, and it's something that Frank Bendiks, DC, PC sees often in our Naperville, IL office. The key to recovering from shoulder pain caused by a crash is to understand the root cause of the problem and how chiropractic care can help.
There are at least two ways that you can get shoulder pain 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 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 crash.
More commonly, Frank Bendiks, DC, PC finds that shoulder or arm pain does not immediately appear after a collision, but begins a few days or weeks after the trauma. This type of shoulder discomfort actually starts in the cervical spine. Injured soft tissue in your spine can tweak nerves in your neck, causing tingling, numbness, or pain in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.
We've treated many types of shoulder problems in our Naperville, IL office. This care involves chiropractic adjustments to restore your spine's natural mobility and exercises that strengthen your neck and shoulder.
If you've been hurt in a car crash and you're suffering from shoulder pain, Frank Bendiks, DC, PC is here to help. Frank Bendiks, DC, PC 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 (630) 301-0054 to make an appointment.