If you are dealing with shoulder pain after an auto injury, don't despair. Dr. Groneck sees this type of problem frequently in our Humble office. Chiropractic care is a great way to treat shoulder pain. Let's look at how shoulder pain is caused by a crash and how Dr. Groneck can help you.
There are at least two ways that you can get shoulder problems after a crash: by direct injury to the shoulder joint or by referred pain from the neck.
Direct injury 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 collision. With this type of injury, you'll often be aware of the pain shortly after the wreck.
More commonly, Dr. Groneck finds that shoulder or arm pain does not immediately appear after a collision, but starts a few days or weeks after the trauma. This type of shoulder pain actually starts in the cervical spine. Injured muscles or ligaments in your neck can pinch nerves in your neck, causing numbness, tingling, or pain in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.
We've worked with both kinds of shoulder pain in our Humble office. This treatment involves chiropractic adjustments to restore your spine's natural mobility and exercises that strengthen your neck and shoulder.
You don't have to suffer from shoulder pain. Dr. Groneck is conveniently located in Humble to help you recover, whether you've been in an auto collision or not. The first step is to get an accurate diagnosis to determine what's causing your pain and then we will determine an appropriate treatment approach. Call us today at (281) 540-7201 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.