We treat many car accident cases in our Yuma office, and a widespread symptom we see in our patients is shoulder pain. If you have shoulder pain after a car accident, don't despair. Shoulder Pain is a common problem after a car crash, and it's something that Montero Chiropractic Clinic sees frequently in our Yuma office.
There are at least two ways that you can develop shoulder pain after an accident: by direct injury to the shoulder or by radiating pain from the neck.
Direct damage can be caused by striking 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 crash. With this type of trauma, you'll often be aware of the pain soon after the crash.
More commonly, Montero Chiropractic Clinic finds that shoulder or arm pain does not immediately appear after a collision, but starts a few days or weeks after the accident. This type of shoulder pain actually starts in the neck. Injured ligaments or muscles in your neck can pinch 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 Yuma office. This treatment involves chiropractic adjustments to restore your spine's natural flexibility and exercises that strengthen your neck and shoulder.
You don't have to suffer from shoulder pain. Montero Chiropractic Clinic is conveniently located in Yuma to help you recover, whether you've been in an auto collision or not. If you've been hurt in a car crash and you're struggling with shoulder pain, Montero Chiropractic Clinic is here to help. The first step is to get an accurate diagnosis to determine what's causing your pain and then we will determine an appropriate treatment plan of action. First, we'll do a careful assessment to figure out the root cause of your pain, and then decide how to restore your body's natural functioning.