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Shoulder Pain and Car Accidents

Shoulder Pain and Car Accidents

Shoulder Pain is a common symptom after an auto injury, and it's something that Dr. Elganainy sees often in our Burton office. Let's look at the root cause of shoulder pain after a car crash and see how chiropractic care can help.

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

Direct damage can be caused by striking your shoulder on a hard object in the car during the impact, 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 usually be aware of the pain soon after the wreck.

More frequently, Dr. Elganainy finds that shoulder or arm pain does not immediately appear after a collision, but begins a few days or weeks after the accident. This type of shoulder discomfort actually starts in the cervical spine. Injured soft tissue in your neck can tweak nerves in your neck, causing numbness, tingling, or pain in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.

We've treated both kinds of shoulder pain in our Burton office. This care involves chiropractic adjustments to restore your spine's natural flexibility and exercises that strengthen your neck and shoulder.

Dr. Elganainy has been helping patients in Burton since 2003, so we know what you're living with. We're here to help you, too. Dr. Elganainy will first determine what's causing your pain and then work to restore your body to its natural functioning. Ready to make an appointment? Give us a call at (810) 715-7746 and we'll get you back on the road to health.

June 21, 2021
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