Shoulder Pain and Car Crashes

If you are dealing with shoulder pain after a car crash, you're not alone. Drs. Ken Haycock & Tim Vierheller sees this type of problem often in our Massillon, OH office. 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. Ken Haycock & Tim Vierheller can help you.

There are at least two ways that you can get shoulder pain after a crash: by direct trauma to the shoulder joint 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 often be aware of the pain soon after the crash.

More frequently, Drs. Ken Haycock & Tim Vierheller finds that shoulder or arm pain doesn't immediately appear after a collision, but begins a few days or weeks after the accident. This type of shoulder pain actually starts in the neck. Injured ligaments or muscles in your neck can squeeze nerves in your neck, causing numbness, tingling, or pain in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.

We've worked with both kinds of shoulder problems in our Massillon, OH office. This care involves chiropractic adjustments to restore your spine's natural flexibility and home exercises that strengthen your neck and shoulder.

Drs. Ken Haycock & Tim Vierheller has been helping patients in Massillon, OH since 2000, so we know what you're going through. We're here to help you, too. The first step is to get an accurate diagnosis to determine what's causing your pain and then we will determine an appropriate treatment plan of action. Ready to make an appointment? Give us a call at (330) 833-2085 and we'll get you back on the road to health.