Shoulder Pain and Car Accidents
If you are dealing with shoulder pain after a car crash, you're not alone. Dr. Pittman sees this type of problem frequently in our San Angelo 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 different ways that you can get shoulder problems after a crash: by direct injury to the shoulder joint or by referred pain from the neck.
Direct damage can be caused by hitting your shoulder on a hard object in the car during the crash, or can occur if you have a tight grip on the steering wheel during a rear end crash. With this type of injury, you'll often be aware of the pain soon after the wreck.
More commonly, Dr. Pittman finds that shoulder or arm pain doesn't immediately appear after a crash, but starts a few days or weeks after the accident. This type of shoulder discomfort actually starts in the neck. Injured muscles or ligaments in your neck can squeeze nerves in your neck, causing tingling, numbness, or pain in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.
We've treated many types of shoulder pain in our San Angelo office. This treatment involves chiropractic adjustments to restore your spine's natural mobility and home exercises that strengthen your neck and shoulder.
You don't have to suffer from shoulder pain. Dr. Pittman is conveniently located in San Angelo to help you get better, whether you've been in a car crash or not. Dr. Pittman will first determine what's causing your pain and then work to restore your body to its natural functioning. Call us today at (325) 223-9355 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.