Shoulder Pain is a common condition after a car accident, and it's something that Dr. Vinh Tran, DC, CCSP sees often in our Midtown, New York, NY office. Let's look at the root cause of shoulder pain after an accident and see how chiropractic care can help.
There are at least two different 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 trauma can be caused by hitting 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 collision. With this type of trauma, you'll often be aware of the pain shortly after the crash.
More frequently, Dr. Vinh Tran, DC, CCSP finds that shoulder or arm pain doesn't immediately appear after a collision, but begins 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 spine can squeeze nerves in your neck, causing tingling, numbness, or pain in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.
We've worked with many types of shoulder pain in our Midtown, New York, NY office. This treatment involves chiropractic adjustments to restore your spine's natural flexibility and home exercises that strengthen your neck and shoulder.
If you've been hurt in a car crash and you're suffering from shoulder pain, Dr. Vinh Tran, DC, CCSP is here to help. Dr. Vinh Tran, DC, CCSP 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 (212) 729-0856 to make an appointment.