Thoracic Outlet Syndrome is a common symptom after an auto injury, and it's something that Dr. Blake sees often in our Harrisburg office. Why is thoracic outlet syndrome such a common problem after an auto collision? How can chiropractic care help you get better?
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 room, 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 damaged, the muscles become swollen and sore, and they can develop scar tissue which restricts movement and puts stress on the tissues of the thoracic outlet. Pressure on the nerves can cause tingling or numbness in the shoulder, elbow and even the hand. Pressure on the blood vessels can also cause problems in the arm.
Harrisburg Thoracic Outlet Treatment
Chiropractic can be an effective way to treat thoracic outlet syndrome, as Dr. Blake will help improve mobility in your spine and restore normal nerve function in your neck and shoulder.
You don't have to suffer from thoracic outlet syndrome. Dr. Blake is conveniently located in Harrisburg to help you get better, whether you've been in a car crash or not. 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. Ready to make an appointment? Give us a call at (717) 657-2561 and we'll get you back on the road to health.