Shoulder Pain is a common condition after a car accident, and it's something that Dr. Alpert sees frequently in our Jonesboro office. The key to recovering from shoulder pain caused by a crash is to understand the root cause of the problem and how chiropractic care can help.
There are at least two different ways that you can get shoulder problems after a crash: by direct trauma to the shoulder or by radiating pain from the neck.
Direct damage can be caused by hitting your shoulder on a hard surface 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 injury, you'll often be aware of the pain soon after the crash.
More commonly, Dr. Alpert 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 pain actually starts in the neck. Injured soft tissue in your spine can squeeze nerves in your neck, causing numbness, tingling, or pain in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.
We've treated both kinds of shoulder problems in our Jonesboro office. This process 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. Dr. Alpert is conveniently located in Jonesboro to help you heal, whether you've been in an auto collision or not. Dr. Alpert will first determine what's causing your pain and then work to restore your body to its natural functioning. Call us today at (770) 472-8989 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.