Shoulder Pain is a common symptom after an auto injury, and it's something that Dr. Robert Ramsey sees frequently in our Gresham, OR office. Let's take a look at why shoulder pain is frequently experienced after a car crash and see how chiropractic can help you heal.
There are at least two different ways that you can get shoulder problems 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 injury, you'll usually be aware of the pain shortly after the crash.
More commonly, Dr. Robert Ramsey 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 pain actually starts in the cervical spine. Injured ligaments or muscles in your neck can tweak nerves in your neck, causing tingling, numbness, or pain in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.
We've treated both types of shoulder problems in our Gresham, OR office. This process involves chiropractic adjustments to restore your spine's natural mobility and home exercises that strengthen your neck and shoulder.
Let us help you recover from shoulder pain. Dr. Robert Ramsey has helped many patients with the same problem, and we can probably help you, too. Dr. Robert Ramsey will first determine what's causing your pain and then work to restore your body to its natural functioning. Call us today at (503) 667-6744 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.