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Shoulder Pain and Auto Injury

If you suffer from shoulder pain after an auto collision, don't despair. Robert C Slater, DC sees this type of problem frequently in our Highland Park, Saint Paul, Minnesota office. What causes shoulder pain after an auto injury? How can chiropractic care help?

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

Direct trauma can be caused by striking 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 impact. With this type of trauma, you'll often be aware of the pain soon after the crash.

More frequently, Robert C Slater, DC finds that shoulder or arm pain doesn't 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 ligaments or muscles in your neck can pinch nerves in your neck, causing numbness, tingling, or pain in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.

We've worked with many types of shoulder problems in our Highland Park, Saint Paul, Minnesota office. This approach 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. Robert C Slater, DC is conveniently located in Highland Park, Saint Paul, Minnesota to help you recover, whether you've been in a car crash 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 plan of action. Call us today at (651) 699-3366 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.

April 25, 2017
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