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Shoulder Pain and Auto Injury

If you have shoulder pain after an auto collision, you're not alone. Dr. Sansone sees this type of problem frequently in our Boardman office. Chiropractic is an excellent way to treat shoulder pain. Let's look at how shoulder pain is caused by a crash and how Dr. Sansone can help you.

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

Direct injury can be caused by striking 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 impact. With this type of injury, you'll often be aware of the pain shortly after the crash.

More commonly, Dr. Sansone finds that shoulder or arm pain does not immediately appear after a crash, 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 neck can squeeze nerves in your neck, causing tingling, numbness, or soreness in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.

We've worked with both kinds of shoulder problems in our Boardman office. This approach involves chiropractic adjustments to restore your spine's natural flexibility and home exercises that strengthen your neck and shoulder.

Dr. Sansone is here in Boardman to help you recover from shoulder pain. We've been helping patients since 1970 and we can probably help you, too. First, we'll do a careful assessment to determine the root cause of your problem, and then decide how to restore your body's natural functioning. Give our office a call today at (330) 758-2353 to make an appointment.

 

Boardman Neck Pain and Auto Injury

Neck pain is a common condition after an auto collision, and it's something that Dr. Sansone sees often in our Boardman office. The key to recovering from neck pain caused by a crash is to understand the root cause of the problem and how chiropractic care can help.

Your neck is subjected to very high stresses and strains during an auto collision, so it's not surprising that neck pain is so common from this type of injury. During even a low velocity crash, your head is subjected to very rapid acceleration. In such crashes, a head that normally weighs about 10 pounds can instantly weigh eight times as much. This force exerts a serious strain on the tissues of the cervical spine. The bones of your neck are held together with strong bands of tissue called ligaments, and these ligaments provide stability for your neck. These ligaments can be sprained during a collision, just as the ligaments in your ankle can be sprained. A sprain means that the ligament is stretched or torn.

When you experience a sprained ligament, the damaged tissues gets inflamed and tender, and that's what takes place after a car crash. Your chiropractor helps by increasing flexibility in the injured area, which helps the ligaments heal and helps decrease scar tissue.

If you've been injured in a car crash and you're struggling with neck pain, Dr. Sansone is here to help. The first step is to get an accurate diagnosis to determine what's causing your symptoms and then we will determine an appropriate treatment strategy. Ready to make an appointment? Give us a call at (330) 758-2353 and we'll get you back on the road to health.

 

Headache and Auto Injury

Headache is a common problem after an auto collision, and it's something that Dr. Sansone sees frequently in our Boardman office. Let's look at the root cause of headache after an auto injury and see how your chiropractor can help.

There are many different kinds of headache. Headache that's caused by a car crash, though, typically begins as tension or strain in the muscles of the cervical spine. In a wreck, the neck muscles can be damaged, which causes swelling and pain. These kinds of headache can be felt in different places, including the back of the head or even the temple.

Another common cause of headache after a collision that we see in our Boardman office is cervicogenic headache, or headaches that start in injured ligaments of the neck. Ligament injury is very common after a crash, and it's important to get care for this type of problem to prevent the development of scar tissue.

Chiropractic care is an effective way to treat headaches, including those brought about by car crashes. Dr. Sansone can help reduce the irritation and tension in your neck, which will help ease the headache pain.

You don't have to suffer from headache. Dr. Sansone is conveniently located in Boardman to help you get better, whether you've been in an auto collision or not. Dr. Sansone will first determine what's causing your pain and then work to restore your body to its natural functioning. Call us today at (330) 758-2353 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.

 

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome and Car Accidents

If you suffer from thoracic outlet syndrome after an auto collision, don't despair. Dr. Sansone sees this type of condition very often in our Boardman office. Chiropractic care is an excellent way to treat thoracic outlet syndrome. Let's look at how thoracic outlet syndrome is caused by a crash and how Dr. Sansone can help you.

The thoracic outlet is a bundle of nerves and blood vessels that pass through your neck and shoulder to your arm. These vessels don't have a lot of room, so they travel underneath and through the strong bands of muscles that support your head.

In a collision, these muscles can be stretched and strained. If damaged, the muscles become swollen and sore, and they can develop scar tissue which limits movement and puts pressure on the tissues of the thoracic outlet. Pressure on the nerves can cause tingling or numbness in the shoulder, elbow and even the wrist. Pressure on the blood vessels can also cause problems in the arm.

Boardman Thoracic Outlet Treatment

Chiropractic adjustments can be an effective way to treat thoracic outlet syndrome, as Dr. Sansone will help improve mobility in your spine and restore normal nerve function in your neck and shoulder.

If you've been hurt in a car crash and you're experiencing thoracic outlet syndrome, Dr. Sansone is here to help. Dr. Sansone will first determine what's causing your pain and then work to restore your body to its natural functioning. Give our office a call today at (330) 758-2353 to make an appointment.

 

Back Pain and Auto Injury

If you have back pain after an auto collision, don't worry. Dr. Sansone sees this type of problem very often in our Boardman office. Let's look at the root cause of back pain after an auto injury and see how chiropractic care can help.

During a rear-end motor vehicle accident, your car and car seat are rapidly accelerated forward against your torso. Since car seats don't perfectly align with the curvature of your spine, the car seat can put inconsistent force on your 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 movement can sprain or strain the structures that hold your spine together. This kind of injury can cause chronic back pain if not treated promptly. Fortunately, chiropractic is one of the most effective ways to treat back pain.

Let us help you recover from back pain. Dr. Sansone 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 pain, and then decide how to restore your body's natural functioning. Ready to make an appointment? Give us a call at (330) 758-2353 and we'll get you back on the road to health.

 

How Chiropractic Can Help You Avoid Chronic Auto Injury Pain

Over 2 million people are injured each year in car accidents in the U.S. While some people are able to recover from their injuries fairly easily, many folks are left to deal with chronic pain and impairment. We see many of these patients here in our Boardman office. Fortunately, Dr. Sansone is here to help you heal from your auto injury.

The science confirms what we see in our office: A British study was carried out on 28 men and women diagnosed with chronic whiplash pain. Each participant received chiropractic treatment and 93 percent of them found relief following their adjustments, even though 43 percent of whiplash sufferers overall usually never find relief. This confirms that chiropractic is a great way to avoid chronic pain after an auto injury.

It's important to remember that studies have also found that delaying treatment after a car crash can adversely affect recovery time, so getting in to see Dr. Sansone as soon as possible is key to having a quicker recovery.

Dr. Sansone has worked with many auto injury sufferers, and we're here to help you, too. Call our Boardman office today for more information or an appointment.

References

  • Association for Safe International Road Travel. Retrieved from http://asirt.org/initiatives/informing-road-users/road-safety-facts/road-crash-statistics
  • Dies S & Strapp J. (1992, September). Chiropractic treatment of patients in motor vehicle accidents: a statistical analysis. The Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association, 36(3), 139-145.
  • Woodward M et al. (1996, November). Chiropractic treatment of chronic 'whiplash' injuries. Injury, 27(9), 643-645.