If you have shoulder pain after a car accident, you’re not alone. Dr. Joseph Hakimi sees this type of condition often in our Mid-Wilshire, LA office. What causes shoulder pain after an auto collision? How can chiropractic help?
There are at least two ways that you can get shoulder pain after a car crash: by direct trauma to the shoulder joint or by radiating 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 soon after the crash.
More commonly, Dr. Joseph Hakimi 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 ligaments or muscles in your neck can squeeze nerves in your neck, causing tingling, numbness, or pain in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.
We’ve worked with both kinds of shoulder pain in our Mid-Wilshire, LA office. This approach involves chiropractic adjustments to restore your spine’s natural flexibility and exercises that strengthen your neck and shoulder.
Let us help you recover from shoulder pain. Dr. Joseph Hakimi has helped many patients with the same problem, and we can probably help you, too. The first step is to get an accurate diagnosis to determine what’s causing your symptoms and then we will determine an appropriate treatment approach. Give our office a call today at (213) 984-4575 to make an appointment.