If you have shoulder pain after an auto injury, don't despair. Dr. Messerschmidt sees this type of condition often in our Juneau, AK office. Let's look at the root cause of shoulder pain after a car accident and see how chiropractic can help.
There are at least two different ways that you can develop shoulder pain after a crash: by direct trauma to the shoulder or by radiating pain from the neck.
Direct trauma 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 collision. With this type of trauma, you'll usually be aware of the pain soon after the crash.
More frequently, Dr. Messerschmidt finds that shoulder or arm pain doesn't immediately appear after a crash, but begins a few days or weeks after the accident. This type of shoulder discomfort actually starts in the cervical spine. Injured soft tissue in your neck can tweak nerves in your neck, causing numbness, tingling, or soreness in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.
We've worked with both kinds of shoulder pain in our Juneau, AK 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. Messerschmidt is conveniently located in Juneau, AK to help you heal, whether you've been in a car crash or not. The first step is to get an accurate diagnosis to determine what's causing your symptoms and then we will determine an appropriate treatment strategy. Ready to make an appointment? Give us a call at (907) 789-1344 and we'll get you back on the road to health.