We treat many auto injury cases in our St. Petersburg office, and a common symptom we see in our patients is shoulder pain. If you have shoulder pain after a car crash, don't despair. Shoulder Pain is a common problem after an auto collision, and it's something that KK Health sees often in our St. Petersburg office.
There are at least two different ways that you can develop shoulder problems after a crash: by direct injury to the shoulder joint or by radiating pain from the neck.
Direct trauma 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 impact. With this type of injury, you'll usually be aware of the pain soon after the crash.
More commonly, KK Health finds that shoulder or arm pain doesn't immediately appear after a collision, but begins a few days or weeks after the injury. This type of shoulder discomfort actually starts in the neck. Injured muscles or ligaments in your spine can squeeze 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 St. Petersburg office. This process involves chiropractic adjustments to restore your spine's natural mobility and exercises that strengthen your neck and shoulder.
You don't have to suffer from shoulder pain. KK Health is conveniently located in St. Petersburg to help you recover, whether you've been in a car crash or not. If you've been injured in a car crash and you're struggling with shoulder pain, KK Health is here to help. The first step is to get an accurate diagnosis to determine what's causing your symptoms and then we will determine an appropriate treatment approach. First, we'll do a careful examination to figure out the root cause of your problem, and then decide how to restore your body's natural functioning.