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Thoracic Outlet Syndrome and Car Crashes

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome is a common condition after a car accident, and it's something that Our Chiropractor sees often in our Metro Atlanta office. What causes thoracic outlet syndrome after an auto injury? How can chiropractic care help?

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

In a collision, these muscles can be stretched and strained. If injured, the muscles become inflamed and tender, and they can develop scar tissue which limits 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.

Metro Atlanta Thoracic Outlet Treatment

Chiropractic can be an effective way to treat thoracic outlet syndrome, as Our Chiropractor 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 experiencing thoracic outlet syndrome, Our Chiropractor is here to help. The first step is to get an accurate diagnosis to determine what's causing your pain and then we will determine an appropriate treatment plan of action. Give our office a call today at (404) 320-6504 to make an appointment.

 

Back Pain and Car Accidents

We treat many car accident cases in in our Metro Atlanta office, and a common symptom we see in our patients is back pain. Chiropractic care is an excellent way to treat back pain. Let's look at how back pain is caused by a crash and how Our Chiropractor can help you.

During a rear-end car crash, your car and car seat are quickly accelerated forward against your body. Since car seats don't perfectly align with the curve of your back, the car seat can put inconsistent pressure 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 motion can sprain or strain the tissues that hold your spine together. These types of injuries can cause chronic back pain if not treated right away. Fortunately, chiropractic is one of the most effective ways to treat back pain.

If you've been injured in a car crash and you're suffering from back pain, Our Chiropractor 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. Give our office a call today at (404) 320-6504 to make an appointment.

 

Shoulder Pain and Auto Injury

We treat many auto injury cases in in our Metro Atlanta office, and a widespread symptom we see in our patients is shoulder pain. Why is shoulder pain such a common symptom after an auto injury? How can your chiropractor help you heal?

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

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

More commonly, Our Chiropractor finds that shoulder or arm pain does not immediately appear after a crash, but starts a few days or weeks after the trauma. This type of shoulder discomfort actually starts in the cervical spine. Injured muscles or ligaments in your neck can tweak nerves in your neck, causing tingling, numbness, or pain in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.

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

Let us help you recover from shoulder pain. Our Chiropractor has helped many people 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 pain and then we will determine an appropriate treatment approach. Call us today at (404) 320-6504 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.