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If you have shoulder pain after a car accident, don't despair. Dr. Kallio sees this type of condition frequently in our Lincoln office. Let's look at the root cause of shoulder pain after a car accident and see how your chiropractor can help.
There are at least two different ways that you can develop shoulder pain after a crash: by direct trauma to the shoulder joint or by radiating pain from the neck.
Direct injury can be caused by hitting your shoulder on a hard surface in the car during the crash, or can occur if you have a tight grip on the steering wheel during a rear end crash. With this type of injury, you'll often be aware of the pain shortly after the crash.
More commonly, Dr. Kallio finds that shoulder or arm pain doesn't immediately appear after a crash, but starts a few days or weeks after the trauma. This type of shoulder discomfort actually starts in the neck. Injured soft tissue in your neck can squeeze nerves in your neck, causing numbness, tingling, or pain in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.
We've treated many types of shoulder pain in our Lincoln office. This process involves chiropractic adjustments to restore your spine's natural mobility and home exercises that strengthen your neck and shoulder.
Let us help you recover from shoulder pain. Dr. Kallio has helped many patients with the same condition, and we can probably help you, too. Dr. Kallio will first determine what's causing your pain and then work to restore your body to its natural functioning. Call us today at (402) 484-5166 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.