If you are suffering from thoracic outlet syndrome after a car crash, you're not alone. Dr. Blake sees this type of condition very often in our Harrisburg office. Let's look at the root cause of thoracic outlet syndrome after an auto injury and see how your chiropractor can help.
The thoracic outlet is a bundle of nerves and blood vessels that travel through your neck and shoulder to your arm. These vessels don't have a lot of space, so they pass underneath and between the strong bands of muscles that support your head.
In a crash, these muscle groups can be stretched and strained. If injured, the muscles become swollen and sore, 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 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.
If you've been hurt in a car crash and you're experiencing thoracic outlet syndrome, Dr. Blake is here to help. First, we'll do a careful examination to determine 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 (717) 657-2561 and we'll get you back on the road to health.