Shoulder Pain and Auto Injury

Shoulder Pain is a common condition after a car crash, and it's something that Dr. Robert Ramsey sees frequently in our Gresham, OR office. What causes shoulder pain after an auto injury? How can a chiropractor help?

There are at least two ways that you can get shoulder problems after an accident: by direct trauma to the shoulder or by radiating pain from the neck.

Direct trauma can be caused by striking your shoulder on a hard surface in the car during the crash, or can occur if you have a tight grip on the steering wheel during a rear end impact. With this type of injury, you'll usually be aware of the pain shortly after the wreck.

More commonly, Dr. Robert Ramsey finds that shoulder or arm pain does not immediately appear after a crash, but begins a few days or weeks after the trauma. This type of shoulder discomfort actually starts in the neck. Injured ligaments or muscles in your neck can tweak nerves in your neck, causing numbness, tingling, or soreness in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.

We've treated both kinds of shoulder problems in our Gresham, OR office. This care 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. Robert Ramsey has helped many people with the same condition, and we can probably help you, too. The first step is to get an accurate diagnosis to determine what's causing your pain and then we will determine an appropriate treatment approach. Call us today at (503) 667-6744 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.

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