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Shoulder Pain and Car Accidents

Shoulder Pain is a common condition after an auto collision, and it's something that Dr. Joseph Hakimi sees frequently in our Mid-Wilshire, LA office. Why is shoulder pain such a common symptom after an auto collision? How can your chiropractor help you get better?

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

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

More frequently, Dr. Joseph Hakimi finds that shoulder or arm pain doesn't immediately appear after a collision, but begins a few days or weeks after the accident. This type of shoulder pain actually starts in the neck. Injured muscles or ligaments in your neck can squeeze nerves in your neck, causing numbness, tingling, or pain in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.

We've treated many types of shoulder pain in our Mid-Wilshire, LA office. This process 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. Joseph Hakimi is conveniently located in Mid-Wilshire, LA to help you get better, whether you've been in an auto collision or not. First, we'll do a careful assessment to establish 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 (213) 984-4575 and we'll get you back on the road to health.

 

Mid-Wilshire, LA Car Accidents and Chronic Pain

Mid-Wilshire, LA auto injury pain treatmentIf you live in Mid-Wilshire, LA and you've been in a car crash, you need to know that you don't have to suffer from chronic pain.

We work with many auto injury sufferers in our Mid-Wilshire, LA office, and many of these people are struggling with chronic pain caused by an old crash. In fact, research shows that a significant proportion of rear-end collisions lead to pain and disability even ten years after the original injury.

Dr. Joseph Hakimi is here to help you avoid developing chronic symptoms by helping to restore the healthy function of your spine soon after a collision.

The most common causes of chronic problems are reduced flexibility of your spinal column and the formation of scar tissue in your spine. The ligaments of your neck and back can easily be damaged during a crash, and chiropractic works by decreasing inflammation and restoring normal motion.

If you're close to our Mid-Wilshire, LA office, and you've been injured in a collision, don't wait to get attention. Dr. Joseph Hakimi is here for you. Give us a call today at (213) 984-4575 for an appointment or for more information.

 

Mid-Wilshire, LA Chiropractic Auto Accident Treatment

Mid-Wilshire, LA auto injury recovery and treatment by Dr. Joseph HakimiEvery year, there are millions of car crashes in the world, and a significant number of people end up getting hurt in a crash. Although most accidents are "minor," chronic spine pain are still common health problems. The good news is that chiropractic care is a very good way to address these kinds of injuries.

We have helped many auto injury patients in our Mid-Wilshire, LA office, and Dr. Joseph Hakimi has been treating people with these types of injuries since 1998. During a crash, your body is exposed to large forces that it simply wasn't built to deal with. These forces put strain and stress on your neck, shoulder, and back, and can cause damage to the ligaments that hold your neck and back together. A crash can trigger a wide range of pain symptoms.

A ligament tear in the neck can cause pain, swelling, and radicular problems in the arm and hand. Chiropractic works well for these types of injuries, because chiropractic concentrates on restoring the healthy function and flexibility of the injured areas.

Dr. Joseph Hakimi, your Mid-Wilshire, LA chiropractor, can help by decreasing inflammation in the injured area and can help reduce the formation of scar tissue that can cause chronic pain and disability.

You don't have to suffer from auto injury pain. Learn more about how we can help you get well here or call Dr. Joseph Hakimi today at (213) 984-4575.

 

Mid-Wilshire, LA TMJ Pain and Auto Injury

Mid-Wilshire, LA TMJ Treatment by Dr. Joseph HakimiJaw or TMJ pain is a fairly typical condition reported by many people after a car crash, and it can be challenging for some doctors to identify the cause of the problem. Complicating the issue, many times you won't develop TMJ symptoms until many weeks or months after a crash.

Dr. Joseph Hakimi has treated many people with jaw pain after an injury, and the scientific research explains what causes these types of symptoms. During a crash, the tissues in your neck are frequently stretched or torn, causing ligament, muscle, or nerve damage. This can obviously cause pain in the neck and back, but since your nervous system is one functioning unit, irritation of the nerves can cause problems in other parts of your body.

For instance, with radicular pain, irritation of a nerve can cause prickling or numbness in the arm or hand. Similarly, it can affect parts of your body above the injured area, like your head and jaw. Headaches after a crash are very common because of neck injury, and the TMJ works the same way. Dr. Joseph Hakimi sees this very frequently in our Mid-Wilshire, LA office.

Studies have shown that the root of many jaw or TMJ problems starts in the neck and that treatment of the underlying neck problem can resolve the secondary headaches or jaw symptoms. The secret to resolving these symptoms is simple: Dr. Joseph Hakimi will work to restore your spine back to health, relieving the inflammation, treating the injured tissues, and removing the irritation to the nerves in your spine.

Dr. Joseph Hakimi finds that jaw and headache symptoms often resolve once we restore your spine to its healthy state.

If you reside in Mid-Wilshire, LA and you've been injured in a crash, Dr. Joseph Hakimi can help. We've been treating auto injury patients since 1998, and we can probably help you, too. Give our office a call today at (213) 984-4575 for an appointment.

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How Chiropractic Can Help You Avoid Chronic Auto Injury Pain

Over 2 million people are injured each year in automobile accidents in the U.S. While some people are able to heal from their injuries relatively quickly, many folks are left to deal with chronic pain and disability. We see many of these patients here in our Mid-Wilshire, LA office. Thankfully, Dr. Joseph Hakimi is here to help you heal from your auto injury.

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

It's important to note that studies have also found that putting off care after a car crash can adversely affect healing time, so getting in to see Dr. Joseph Hakimi as soon as possible is key to having a speedier recovery.

Dr. Joseph Hakimi has worked with many auto injury patients, and we're here to help you, too. Call our Mid-Wilshire, LA office today for more information or an appointment.

References

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Mid-Wilshire, LA Neck Pain and Car Crashes

If you have neck pain after a car crash, don't despair. Dr. Joseph Hakimi sees this type of condition very often in our Mid-Wilshire, LA office. Your chiropractor can be very helpful for neck pain symptoms after a crash. Let's examine what causes neck pain and why chiropractic works.

Your neck is exposed to very high forces 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 80 or more pounds. This force exerts a severe strain on the tissues of the cervical spine. The bones of your spinal column 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 car crash, 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 become inflamed and tender, and that's what occurs after a car crash. Your chiropractor helps by increasing flexibility in the injured area, which helps the ligaments heal and helps decrease scar tissue.

Dr. Joseph Hakimi is here in Mid-Wilshire, LA to help you recover from neck pain. We've been helping patients since 1998 and we can probably help you, too. First, we'll do a careful examination to figure out the root cause of your problem, and then decide how to restore your body's natural functioning. Call us today at (213) 984-4575 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.

 

Headache and Auto Injury

If you suffer from headache after an auto collision, don't worry. Dr. Joseph Hakimi sees this type of problem very often in our Mid-Wilshire, LA office. Chiropractic is an excellent way to treat headache. Let's look at how headache is caused by a crash and how Dr. Joseph Hakimi can help you.

There are many different kinds of headache. Headache that's caused by a car crash, though, usually starts as tension or strain in the muscle tissue of the neck. In a wreck, the neck muscles can be torn, which causes inflammation and soreness. These kinds of headache can be felt in different places, including the back of the head or even the temple.

Another frequent cause of pain after a crash that we see in our Mid-Wilshire, LA office is cervicogenic headache, or headaches that start in injured ligaments of the neck. Ligament injury is quite common after a crash, and it's important to get care for this type of problem to avoid the creation of scar tissue.

Chiropractic care is an effective way to treat headaches, including those brought about by auto injuries. Your chiropractic doctor will help reduce the irritation and tension in your neck, which will help ease the headache pain.

Dr. Joseph Hakimi has been helping patients in Mid-Wilshire, LA since 1998, so we know what you're living with. We're here to help you, too. First, we'll do a careful evaluation to establish the root cause of your pain, and then decide how to restore your body's natural functioning. Call us today at (213) 984-4575 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.

 

Back Pain and Car Accidents

Back Pain is a common condition after an auto collision, and it's something that Dr. Joseph Hakimi sees often in our Mid-Wilshire, LA office. What causes back pain after an auto collision? How can a chiropractor 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 curve 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 movement can sprain or strain the ligaments that hold your spine together. This kind of injury can cause chronic back pain if not treated right away. Thankfully, chiropractic is one of the most effective ways to treat back pain.

Dr. Joseph Hakimi is here in Mid-Wilshire, LA to help you recover from back pain. We've been helping patients since 1998 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 (213) 984-4575 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.

Many people report back pain after a car crash.
 

Shoulder Pain and Auto Injury

If you have shoulder pain after a car accident, you're not alone. Dr. Joseph Hakimi sees this type of condition often in our Mid-Wilshire, LA office. What causes shoulder pain after an auto collision? How can chiropractic help?

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

Direct damage 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 collision. With this type of injury, you'll usually be aware of the pain soon after the crash.

More commonly, Dr. Joseph Hakimi finds that shoulder or arm pain does not immediately appear after a collision, but starts a few days or weeks after the trauma. 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 pain in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.

We've worked with both kinds of shoulder pain in our Mid-Wilshire, LA office. This approach involves chiropractic adjustments to restore your spine's natural flexibility and exercises that strengthen your neck and shoulder.

Let us help you recover from shoulder pain. Dr. Joseph Hakimi has helped many patients with the same problem, and we can probably help you, too. The first step is to get an accurate diagnosis to determine what's causing your symptoms and then we will determine an appropriate treatment approach. Give our office a call today at (213) 984-4575 to make an appointment.

 

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome and Car Crashes

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome is a common condition after a car crash, and it's something that Dr. Joseph Hakimi sees frequently in our Mid-Wilshire, LA office. Chiropractic 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. Joseph Hakimi can help you.

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

In a crash, these muscles can be stretched and strained. If injured, the muscles become swollen and tender, and they can develop scar tissue which restricts motion and puts stress on the tissues of the thoracic outlet. Pressure on the nerves can cause tingling or pins and needles in the shoulder, elbow and even the hand. Pressure on the blood vessels can also cause problems in the arm.

Mid-Wilshire, LA Thoracic Outlet Treatment

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

If you've been injured in a car crash and you're struggling with thoracic outlet syndrome, Dr. Joseph Hakimi is here to help. Dr. Joseph Hakimi will first determine what's causing your pain and then work to restore your body to its natural functioning. Call us today at (213) 984-4575 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.