Shoulder Pain and Car Accidents

If you are suffering from shoulder pain after an auto injury, don't worry. Dr. Tom Latrielle sees this type of condition frequently in our Fort Lauderdale office. Chiropractic is an effective way to treat shoulder pain. Let's look at how shoulder pain is caused by a crash and how Dr. Tom Latrielle can help you.

There are at least two 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 trauma 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 collision. With this type of trauma, you'll usually be aware of the pain shortly after the crash.

More frequently, Dr. Tom Latrielle finds that shoulder or arm pain doesn't immediately appear after a crash, but starts 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 squeeze nerves in your neck, causing numbness, tingling, or soreness in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.

We've worked with both types of shoulder pain in our Fort Lauderdale office. This approach involves chiropractic adjustments to restore your spine's natural flexibility and exercises that strengthen your neck and shoulder.

Let us help you recover from shoulder pain. Dr. Tom Latrielle has helped many people with the same problem, and we can probably help you, too. First, we'll do a careful examination to figure out the root cause of your pain, and then decide how to restore your body's natural functioning. Call us today at (954) 634-2730 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.

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