Can Old Injuries Cause Neck And Shoulder Pain?

Have you ever injured yourself in the past? Maybe that fall from the tree when you were a child, or that car accident left you shaken and sore. You moved on, assuming the pain would fade away with time, but now, several years later, that familiar neck and shoulder pain starts lingering again. 

That pain you thought was long gone is back, causing discomfort that interrupts your daily life. It's as if that old injury has come back to haunt you, and you wonder: Can old injuries truly cause pain years later? And what are the telltale signs that connect this enduring ache to a past trauma? These questions fill your mind as you grapple with the unpredictable nature of this pain. 

The truth is, the impact of old injuries can stretch far beyond the immediate aftermath, and yes, it can come back haunting you many years later. With its persistent presence, you feel neck and shoulder pain that can can cast a shadow over your days, infiltrating your work, relationships, and overall well-being. Sometimes it bugs you from the moment you wake up to the moment you seek solace in sleep. But what happened? Why is it suddenly back? What should you do next?

Injuries Can Lead To Upper Cervical Misalignment 

Injuries can lead to Upper Cervical misalignment, triggering recurring neck and shoulder pain. Accidents, injuries, or poor posture can set the stage for the misalignment of your spine's topmost bones, called the atlas and the axis.

When an injury occurs, and your healthcare provider rules out fracture or any severe consequences, you think you're just left with bruises and sore muscles, and you're good. Your bodies are remarkably adaptive, but there's a high chance this incident led to misalignment. 

Your bones may attempt to compensate, striving to maintain alignment as best they can. This compensation can mask the immediate effects of the injury, leading you to believe that you have fully recovered. However, over time, the accumulated stress and wear and tear become too much to bear, and the misalignment manifests into physical symptoms, often many years later.

But there is hope. Upper Cervical Care can play a crucial role in addressing this long-standing issue. By focusing on the uppermost region of the spine, specifically the alignment of the Upper Cervical vertebrae, Upper Cervical Chiropractors can help restore the balance and proper alignment of the topmost bones, which can then influence the rest of the spine and promote your body's natural healing. Through gentle adjustments tailored to your unique needs, they can help alleviate the underlying misalignment silently tormenting you.

Reach out to an Upper Cervical Chiropractor near you

Upper Cervical misalignments do not heal on their own. Ignoring the persistent discomfort or hoping it will magically disappear is not a viable solution. Seeking help from an Upper Cervical Chiropractor is a proactive step toward finding relief. They can accurately diagnose and recommend a series of adjustments to address these misalignments accurately, providing targeted care that can make a significant difference in your quality of life.

Remember not to take neck injuries lightly. Don't let unresolved trauma come back, haunting you and casting a shadow over your well-being. Take the initiative to consult with an Upper Cervical Chiropractor after an injury or just for regular care. They can guide you in healing and reclaiming a pain-free life.

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