If you have shoulder pain after an auto collision, you're not alone. Dr. Terrance Eyerly sees this type of problem often in our Hazleton, Conyngham 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 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 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 shortly after the crash.
More commonly, Dr. Terrance Eyerly finds that shoulder or arm pain doesn't immediately appear after a crash, but starts a few days or weeks after the trauma. This type of shoulder discomfort actually starts in the neck. Injured ligaments or muscles in your spine can tweak nerves in your neck, causing tingling, numbness, or pain in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.
We've worked with many types of shoulder problems in our Hazleton, Conyngham office. This care involves chiropractic adjustments to restore your spine's natural mobility and exercises that strengthen your neck and shoulder.
Let us help you recover from shoulder pain. Dr. Terrance Eyerly has helped many patients with the same condition, and we can probably help you, too. First, we'll do a careful evaluation to figure out the root cause of your pain, and then decide how to restore your body's natural functioning. Call us today at (570) 455-5822 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.