While some people experience immediate pain after an auto accident, pain may also appear several days after an accident occurs. If you're experiencing shoulder pain or other concerning symptoms, you should see a chiropractor as soon as possible. At Kaisk Chiropractic in Akron, we can examine your shoulder and treat your injuries.
How a Car Accident Causes Shoulder Pain
Moving vehicles exert a great deal of force. When vehicles collide, the force from the vehicle can be absorbed by your body. This can put extreme stress on your body and cause a wide range of injuries. Injuries that may cause shoulder pain include:
- Rotator cuff tears
- Ligament sprains
- Deep tissue bruising
- Dislocated joints
- Collar bone fractures
- Torn labrum
- Strained muscles
In some cases, shoulder pain may be caused by whiplash, a neck injury caused by your neck rapidly jerking back and forth. This can leave you with swelling and tissue damage, and the pain from those injuries can radiate to your shoulders. People with whiplash may feel pain between their shoulder blades or directly in the shoulder.
Symptoms of a Shoulder Injury
Shoulder injuries may not be visible. However, you will likely experience a range of symptoms if your shoulder has been injured. Potential signs of a shoulder injury include:
- Recurring shoulder pain
- Muscle weakness
- Limited range of motion
- Grating or cracking noises when moving your arm
- Numbness or tingling
It can take time for symptoms to appear and in many cases, the symptoms won't show up right away. That's why it's best to visit a chiropractor as soon as possible. Visiting a chiropractor could help you avoid severe pain and other symptoms.
How a Chiropractor Can Help
During your visit with a chiropractor, you will have an opportunity to discuss the symptoms that you've been experiencing. After our chiropractor has talked with you about your symptoms, we can examine your body. The examination will help us learn more about your injury so that we can provide you with proper treatment.
Dr. Kaisk can help you manage the pain and help your body to heal. Chiropractic adjustments can promote circulation at the site of the injury, speeding up your body's natural healing process. Chiropractors can also correct any alignment issues that could be causing your pain or making your symptoms worse.
Get Treatment for Your Shoulder Pain in Akron, OH
If you have shoulder pain from a car accident, it's important to take your symptoms seriously. Pain is usually a sign of an injury and if your injury isn't treated, your symptoms may only get worse. Call Kaisk Chiropractic today at (330) 733-1203 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.