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Shoulder Pain and Auto Injury

If you suffer from shoulder pain after a car crash, don't despair. Dr. Carter sees this type of problem often in our Little Rock office. Chiropractic care is a great way to treat shoulder pain. Let's look at how shoulder pain is caused by a crash and how Dr. Carter can help you.

There are at least two different ways that you can get shoulder pain after an accident: by direct injury to the shoulder joint or by referred 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 collision. With this type of trauma, you'll usually be aware of the pain shortly after the crash.

More commonly, Dr. Carter finds that shoulder or arm pain doesn't immediately appear after a crash, but begins a few days or weeks after the injury. This type of shoulder pain actually starts in the cervical spine. Injured soft tissue in your neck can squeeze nerves in your neck, causing numbness, tingling, or pain in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.

We've worked with many types of shoulder problems in our Little Rock office. This process involves chiropractic adjustments to restore your spine's natural mobility and exercises that strengthen your neck and shoulder.

Dr. Carter has been helping patients in Little Rock since 1977, so we know what you're suffering from. We're here to help you, too. Dr. Carter will first determine what's causing your pain and then work to restore your body to its natural functioning. Call us today at (501) 217-9355 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.

 

Back Pain and Auto Injury

We work with many auto injury cases in in our Little Rock office, and a widespread symptom we see in our patients is back pain. Chiropractic is a great way to treat back pain. Let's look at how back pain is caused by a crash and how Dr. Carter can help you.

During a rear-end auto collision, your car and car seat are rapidly accelerated forward against your body. Since car seats don't perfectly align with the curvature of your spinal column, the car seat can put uneven pressure on your lower back. This can cause some of your spinal vertebrae to move in one direction while an adjacent vertebrae might move in another direction. This differential motion can sprain or strain the tissues that hold your spine together. This kind of injury can cause chronic back pain if not treated right away. Fortunately, chiropractic is one of the most effective ways to treat back pain.

Dr. Carter is here in Little Rock to help you recover from back pain. We've been helping patients since 1977 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. Give our office a call today at (501) 217-9355 to make an appointment.

 

Little Rock Car Accidents and Chronic Pain

Little Rock auto injury pain treatmentIf you live in Little Rock and you've been in a motor vehicle accident, you have to know that you don't have to suffer from chronic injuries.

Research Proves Chiropractic Helps With Chronic Pain after an Auto Injury

We deal with several auto injury patients in our Little Rock office, and many of these folks are dealing with chronic pain caused by an old collision. As a matter of fact, research shows that a significant percentage of rear-end crashes trigger pain and disability even ten years after the initial trauma.

Dr. Carter is here to help you avoid developing chronic symptoms by helping to restore the natural function of your spine soon after a crash.

The most frequent causes of chronic problems are reduced mobility of your spinal column and the development of scar tissue in your spine. The ligaments of your neck and back can easily be harmed during a collision, and chiropractic care works by minimizing inflammation and restoring normal movement.

We Can Help With Chronic Pain and Auto Injury Recovery

If you're near our Little Rock office, and you've been injured in a collision, don't wait to get treatment. Dr. Carter is here for you. Give us a call today at (501) 217-9355 for an appointment or for more information.