Shoulder Pain and Car Crashes

If you are suffering from shoulder pain after a car accident, don't despair. Dr. Moses Ogbemudia sees this type of problem often in our Capitol Hill, Washington DC office. Chiropractic care can be very helpful for shoulder pain symptoms after a crash. Let's see what causes shoulder pain and why chiropractic works.

There are at least two ways that you can develop shoulder pain after a car crash: by direct trauma to the shoulder or by referred pain from the neck.


Direct trauma can be caused by hitting 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 crash. With this type of trauma, you'll usually be aware of the pain shortly after the crash.

More commonly, Dr. Moses Ogbemudia finds that shoulder or arm pain does not immediately appear after a crash, but starts a few days or weeks after the injury. This type of shoulder pain actually starts in the neck. Injured ligaments or muscles in your neck can pinch nerves in your neck, causing tingling, numbness, or pain in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.

We've treated many types of shoulder pain in our Capitol Hill, Washington DC office. This process involves chiropractic adjustments to restore your spine's natural flexibility and home exercises that strengthen your neck and shoulder.

Dr. Moses Ogbemudia is here in Capitol Hill, Washington DC to help you recover from shoulder pain. We've been helping patients since 2001 and we can probably help you, too. First, we'll do a careful examination to establish the root cause of your pain, and then decide how to restore your body's natural functioning. Call us today at (202) 546-2000 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.

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