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Shoulder Pain and Auto Injury

Shoulder Pain is a common symptom after a car accident, and it's something that Dr. Aazami sees often in our Rockville office. Let's take a look at why shoulder pain is commonly experienced after an auto injury and see how chiropractic care can help you heal.

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

Direct injury can be caused by striking your shoulder on a hard surface in the car during the impact, or can occur if you have a tight grip on the steering wheel during a rear end crash. With this type of injury, you'll often be aware of the pain soon after the crash.

More commonly, Dr. Aazami finds that shoulder or arm pain doesn't 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 muscles or ligaments in your spine can squeeze nerves in your neck, causing numbness, tingling, or soreness in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.

We've worked with many types of shoulder pain in our Rockville office. This care involves chiropractic adjustments to restore your spine's natural flexibility and exercises that strengthen your neck and shoulder.

You don't have to suffer from shoulder pain. Dr. Aazami is conveniently located in Rockville to help you get better, whether you've been in an auto collision or not. The first step is to get an accurate diagnosis to determine what's causing your pain and then we will determine an appropriate treatment approach. Ready to make an appointment? Give us a call at (240) 221-2666 and we'll get you back on the road to health.

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