Shoulder Pain and Car Accidents

If you suffer from shoulder pain after a car crash, don't despair. Dr. Spiropoulos sees this type of condition often in our Moon Township office. Let's take a look at why shoulder pain is frequently experienced after an auto injury and see how chiropractic care can help you get better.

There are at least two ways that you can get shoulder pain after a crash: by direct injury to the shoulder or by referred pain from the neck.

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

More commonly, Dr. Spiropoulos 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 discomfort actually starts in the cervical spine. Injured ligaments or muscles in your neck can pinch nerves in your neck, causing numbness, tingling, or soreness in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.

We've treated many types of shoulder pain in our Moon Township office. This treatment 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. Spiropoulos has helped many patients with the same problem, and we can probably help you, too. Dr. Spiropoulos will first determine what's causing your pain and then work to restore your body to its natural functioning. Ready to make an appointment? Give us a call at (724) 513-0521 and we'll get you back on the road to health.

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