Shoulder Pain and Car Crashes

We treat many car accident cases in in our Rancho Cucamonga office, and a widespread symptom we see in our patients is shoulder pain. Why is shoulder pain such a common symptom after an auto injury? How can your chiropractor help you recover?

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

Direct damage can be caused by striking 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 often be aware of the pain shortly after the wreck.

More frequently, Dr. Elizabeth Mojabe 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 neck. Injured ligaments or muscles in your neck can pinch nerves in your neck, causing numbness, tingling, or soreness in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.

We've treated both types of shoulder pain in our Rancho Cucamonga office. This treatment involves chiropractic adjustments to restore your spine's natural mobility and exercises that strengthen your neck and shoulder.

Dr. Elizabeth Mojabe has been helping patients in Rancho Cucamonga since 1991, so we know what you're going through. We're here to help you, too. Dr. Elizabeth Mojabe will first determine what's causing your pain and then work to restore your body to its natural functioning. Call us today at (909) 466-7363 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.

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