Shoulder Pain and Car Crashes

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Shoulder Pain and Car Crashes

We work with many auto injury cases in in our Bay Shore office, and a common symptom we see in our patients is shoulder pain. Let's take a look at why shoulder pain is frequently experienced after an auto collision and see how chiropractic can help you heal.

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

Direct injury can be caused by hitting your shoulder on a hard object in the car during the crash, or can occur if you have a tight grip on the steering wheel during a rear end impact. With this type of trauma, you'll usually be aware of the pain shortly after the wreck.

More frequently, Dr. Selzer finds that shoulder or arm pain doesn't immediately appear after a collision, but starts a few days or weeks after the trauma. This type of shoulder discomfort 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 problems in our Bay Shore office. This treatment 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. Selzer is conveniently located in Bay Shore to help you recover, whether you've been in an auto collision or not. First, we'll do a careful evaluation to determine the root cause of your pain, and then decide how to restore your body's natural functioning. Ready to make an appointment? Give us a call at (631) 665-3714 and we'll get you back on the road to health.

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    Dr. Craig Selzer is a chiropractor in Bay Shore, New York. He graduated from New York Chiropractic College in 1994 and attended SUNY Stony Brook. He holds additional degrees in Bachelor of Science and Certified Active Release Techniques. All Island Chiropractic & Physical Therapy care is a Family Practice dedicated to overall health through the body's innate ability to heal itself. Dr. Selzer is certified in Active Release Techniques and is always treating athletic injuries.