Shoulder Pain and Car Accidents
Shoulder Pain is a common symptom after a car accident, and it's something that Dr. Komeshak sees often in our O'Fallon, IL office. Chiropractic is an effective way to treat shoulder pain. Let's look at how shoulder pain is caused by a crash and how Dr. Komeshak can help you.
There are at least two ways that you can develop shoulder pain after an accident: by direct injury to the shoulder or by radiating pain from the neck.
Direct injury can be caused by striking 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 injury, you'll usually be aware of the pain soon after the crash.
More frequently, Dr. Komeshak finds that shoulder or arm pain does not immediately appear after a collision, but begins a few days or weeks after the injury. This type of shoulder pain actually starts in the cervical spine. Injured soft tissue in your neck can tweak nerves in your neck, causing numbness, tingling, or soreness in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.
We've worked with many types of shoulder pain in our O'Fallon, IL office. This care involves chiropractic adjustments to restore your spine's natural mobility and home exercises that strengthen your neck and shoulder.
Dr. Komeshak is here in O'Fallon, IL to help you recover from shoulder pain. We've been helping patients since 2001 and we can probably help you, too. Dr. Komeshak will first determine what's causing your pain and then work to restore your body to its natural functioning. Call us today at (618) 624-4242 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.