Shoulder Pain and Auto Injury

We work with many auto injury cases in in our Bridgeville, PA office, and a widespread symptom we see in our patients is shoulder pain. What causes shoulder pain after an auto collision? How can chiropractic care help?

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

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

More frequently, Dr. Kohler finds that shoulder or arm pain does not immediately appear after a collision, but begins a few days or weeks after the trauma. This type of shoulder pain actually starts in the neck. Injured ligaments or muscles in your neck can tweak nerves in your neck, causing numbness, tingling, or soreness in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.

We've worked with both kinds of shoulder pain in our Bridgeville, PA office. This treatment involves chiropractic adjustments to restore your spine's natural mobility and exercises that strengthen your neck and shoulder.

If you've been injured in a car crash and you're suffering from shoulder pain, Dr. Kohler is here to help. Dr. Kohler 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 (412) 257-3228 and we'll get you back on the road to health.

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