We work with many auto injury cases in our Downtown St. Louis, MO office, and a widespread symptom we see in our patients is shoulder pain. If you suffer from shoulder pain after an auto injury, don't worry. Shoulder Pain is a common condition after a car accident, and it's something that Dr. Holland sees frequently in our Downtown St. Louis, MO office.
There are at least two ways that you can get shoulder pain after a car crash: by direct injury to the shoulder or by referred pain from the neck.
Direct trauma can be caused by hitting 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 usually be aware of the pain shortly after the crash.
More commonly, Dr. Holland finds that shoulder or arm pain does not immediately appear after a crash, but starts 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 pain in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.
We've worked with many 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.
You don't have to suffer from shoulder pain. Dr. Holland is conveniently located in Downtown St. Louis, MO to help you get better, 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, Dr. Holland is here to help. The first step is to get an accurate diagnosis to determine what's causing your pain and then we will determine an appropriate treatment approach. Dr. Holland will first determine what's causing your pain and then work to restore your body to its natural functioning.