Shoulder Pain and Car Accidents

We treat many auto injury cases in in our San Jose, CA office, and a widespread symptom we see in our patients is shoulder pain. Chiropractic care is a great way to treat shoulder pain. Let's look at how shoulder pain is caused by a crash and how Drs. Hung Lam & Loan Tran can help you.

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

Direct trauma can be caused by striking 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 collision. With this type of injury, you'll usually be aware of the pain soon after the crash.

More frequently, Drs. Hung Lam & Loan Tran finds that shoulder or arm pain does not immediately appear after a collision, but starts a few days or weeks after the trauma. This type of shoulder pain actually starts in the cervical spine. Injured muscles or ligaments in your spine can pinch nerves in your neck, causing tingling, numbness, or soreness in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.

We've worked with both kinds of shoulder problems in our San Jose, CA office. This care 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. Drs. Hung Lam & Loan Tran is conveniently located in San Jose, CA to help you heal, whether you've been in an auto collision or not. The first step is to get an accurate diagnosis to determine what's causing your symptoms and then we will determine an appropriate treatment strategy. Call us today at (408) 293-0396 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.

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