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Shoulder Pain and Car Accidents

Shoulder Pain is a common problem after an auto collision, and it's something that Robert C Slater, DC sees frequently in our Saint Paul, MN office. Chiropractic is an excellent way to treat shoulder pain. Let's look at how shoulder pain is caused by a crash and how Robert C Slater, DC can help you.

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

Direct trauma can be caused by hitting your shoulder on a hard object in the car during the crash, or can occur if you have a tight grip on the steering wheel during a rear end collision. With this type of trauma, you'll usually be aware of the pain shortly after the crash.

More commonly, 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 trauma. This type of shoulder discomfort actually starts in the cervical spine. Injured ligaments or muscles in your spine can squeeze nerves in your neck, causing tingling, numbness, or pain in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.

We've treated many types of shoulder pain in our Saint Paul, MN office. This care 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 Saint Paul, MN to help you heal, whether you've been in a car crash or not. First, we'll do a careful assessment to figure out the root cause of your problem, and then decide how to restore your body's natural functioning. Ready to make an appointment? Give us a call at (651) 699-3366 and we'll get you back on the road to health.

August 31, 2015
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