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Shoulder Pain and Car Crashes

If you suffer from shoulder pain after a car crash, don't worry. Dr. Holland sees this type of problem often in our Downtown St. Louis, MO office. Chiropractic can be very helpful for shoulder pain symptoms after a crash. Let's see what causes shoulder pain and why chiropractic works.

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

Direct injury can be caused by striking your shoulder on a hard surface 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 injury, you'll often be aware of the pain soon after the wreck.

More commonly, Dr. Holland finds that shoulder or arm pain does not immediately appear after a collision, but begins a few days or weeks after the trauma. This type of shoulder discomfort actually starts in the neck. Injured muscles or ligaments in your neck can tweak nerves in your neck, causing tingling, numbness, or pain in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.

We've worked with both types of shoulder pain in our Downtown St. Louis, MO office. This process involves chiropractic adjustments to restore your spine's natural mobility and exercises that strengthen your neck and shoulder.

Let us help you recover from shoulder pain. Dr. Holland has helped many patients with the same condition, and we can probably help you, too. Dr. Holland 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 (314) 588-9100 and we'll get you back on the road to health.