If you are suffering from shoulder pain after a car crash, you're not alone. Dr. Bogan sees this type of problem frequently in our Jenks 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 pain after a car crash: by direct injury to the shoulder or by referred pain from the neck.
Direct damage 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 crash. With this type of trauma, you'll often be aware of the pain shortly after the wreck.
More frequently, Dr. Bogan finds that shoulder or arm pain doesn't immediately appear after a collision, but starts a few days or weeks after the accident. This type of shoulder pain actually starts in the cervical spine. Injured muscles or ligaments in your spine can tweak nerves in your neck, causing numbness, tingling, or soreness in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.
We've worked with both types of shoulder problems in our Jenks office. This approach involves chiropractic adjustments to restore your spine's natural flexibility and exercises that strengthen your neck and shoulder.
Dr. Bogan is here in Jenks to help you recover from shoulder pain. We've been helping patients since 1978 and we can probably help you, too. Dr. Bogan 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 (918) 832-7880 to make an appointment.