Shoulder Pain is a common symptom after a car accident, and it's something that Dr. DeRiggi sees often in our Plainview office. Your chiropractor can be very helpful for shoulder pain symptoms after a crash. Let's see what causes shoulder pain and why chiropractic works.
There are at least two different ways that you can develop shoulder pain after an accident: by direct injury to the shoulder or by radiating pain from the neck.
Direct trauma can be caused by striking 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 crash. With this type of trauma, you'll often be aware of the pain soon after the wreck.
More commonly, Dr. DeRiggi finds that shoulder or arm pain does not immediately appear after a crash, but starts a few days or weeks after the injury. 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 both kinds of shoulder pain in our Plainview office. This process involves chiropractic adjustments to restore your spine's natural flexibility and home exercises that strengthen your neck and shoulder.
Dr. DeRiggi has been helping patients in Plainview since 2011, so we know what you're experiencing. We're here to help you, too. Dr. DeRiggi will first determine what's causing your pain and then work to restore your body to its natural functioning. Give our office a call today at (516) 933-1034 to make an appointment.