Shoulder Pain and Car Accidents

If you have shoulder pain after a car crash, you're not alone. Dr. Banc sees this type of problem often in our Stamford, CT office. Why is shoulder pain such a common symptom after a car crash? How can your chiropractor help you recover?

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

Direct damage 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 crash. With this type of trauma, you'll often be aware of the pain shortly after the crash.

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

We've treated many types of shoulder pain in our Stamford, CT 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. Banc has helped many patients with the same condition, and we can probably help you, too. Dr. Banc 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 (203) 323-3002 and we'll get you back on the road to health.

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