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.