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Shoulder Pain and Car Accidents

We treat many car accident cases in in our Highland Park, Saint Paul, Minnesota office, and a widespread symptom we see in our patients is shoulder pain. Let's take a look at why shoulder pain is commonly experienced after an auto collision and see how chiropractic can help you get better.

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

Direct damage can be caused by hitting 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 crash. 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 begins a few days or weeks after the accident. This type of shoulder pain actually starts in the neck. Injured ligaments or muscles in your neck can squeeze nerves in your neck, causing numbness, tingling, or pain in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.

We've treated both types of shoulder pain in our Highland Park, Saint Paul, Minnesota office. This care involves chiropractic adjustments to restore your spine's natural mobility and home exercises that strengthen your neck and shoulder.

Let us help you recover from shoulder pain. Robert C Slater, DC has helped many people with the same problem, and we can probably help you, too. First, we'll do a careful evaluation to figure out the root cause of your pain, and then decide how to restore your body's natural functioning. Give our office a call today at (651) 699-3366 to make an appointment.

September 03, 2018
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