Shoulder Pain and Auto Injury

Shoulder Pain is a common problem after an auto collision, and it's something that Dr. Alex Paulk sees often in our Alpharetta, GA office. Let's look at the root cause of shoulder pain after a car crash and see how your chiropractor can help.

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

Direct trauma can be caused by striking your shoulder on a hard object 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 often be aware of the pain shortly after the crash.

More frequently, Dr. Alex Paulk finds that shoulder or arm pain doesn't immediately appear after a crash, but starts a few days or weeks after the injury. This type of shoulder pain actually starts in the cervical spine. Injured muscles or ligaments in your spine 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 Alpharetta, GA office. This care involves chiropractic adjustments to restore your spine's natural flexibility and home exercises that strengthen your neck and shoulder.

Let us help you recover from shoulder pain. Dr. Alex Paulk has helped many people with the same condition, and we can probably help you, too. Dr. Alex Paulk will first determine what's causing your pain and then work to restore your body to its natural functioning. Give our office a call today at (678) 691-3221 to make an appointment.

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