Shoulder Pain and Car Accidents

If you are suffering from shoulder pain after an auto collision, don't worry. Dr. Kristin Eloshway-Kidgell sees this type of condition frequently in our St. Petersburg, FL office. The key to recovering from shoulder pain caused by a crash is to understand the root cause of the problem and how chiropractic care can help.

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

Direct trauma 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 impact. With this type of injury, you'll usually be aware of the pain shortly after the crash.

More frequently, Dr. Kristin Eloshway-Kidgell finds that shoulder or arm pain does not 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 muscles or ligaments in your spine can tweak nerves in your neck, causing numbness, tingling, or soreness in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.

We've worked with both kinds of shoulder problems in our St. Petersburg, FL office. This process involves chiropractic adjustments to restore your spine's natural mobility and home exercises that strengthen your neck and shoulder.

Dr. Kristin Eloshway-Kidgell has been helping patients in St. Petersburg, FL since 2000, so we know what you're going through. We're here to help you, too. Dr. Kristin Eloshway-Kidgell will first determine what's causing your pain and then work to restore your body to its natural functioning. Call us today at (727) 637-2957 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.

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