Shoulder Pain and Car Crashes

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Shoulder Pain and Car Crashes

We manage many auto injury cases in in our Texarkana, Atlanta office, and a common symptom we see in our patients is shoulder pain. Chiropractic is an excellent way to treat shoulder pain. Let's look at how shoulder pain is caused by a crash and how Dr. Swanson can help you.

There are at least two ways that you can develop shoulder problems 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 crash. With this type of trauma, you'll usually be aware of the pain shortly after the crash.

More frequently, Dr. Swanson finds that shoulder or arm pain does not immediately appear after a collision, but starts a few days or weeks after the accident. This type of shoulder pain actually starts in the cervical spine. Injured ligaments or muscles in your spine can pinch nerves in your neck, causing tingling, numbness, or pain in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.

We've worked with both types of shoulder pain in our Texarkana, Atlanta office. This process 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. Swanson has helped many patients with the same problem, and we can probably help you, too. First, we'll do a careful evaluation to determine the root cause of your problem, and then decide how to restore your body's natural functioning. Call us today at (903) 792-2060 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.

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  1. Dr. Swanson is a fourth generation native of Atlanta, Texas. Dr. Swanson attended Atlanta High School and Stephen F. Austin State University before receiving his B.S. in Anatomy and his Doctorate of Chiropractic medicine from Parker College of Chiropractic. After graduation he chose his hometown to open his first clinic. Dr. Trevor Swanson has been in practice for over 15 years.