We manage many car accident cases in in our Harrisburg office, and a common symptom we see in our patients is thoracic outlet syndrome. Why is thoracic outlet syndrome such a common symptom after a car crash? How can your chiropractor help you get better?
The thoracic outlet is a bundle of nerves and blood vessels that pass through your neck and shoulder to your arm. These vessels don't have a lot of room, so they travel underneath and between the strong bands of muscles that support your head.
In a crash, these muscles can be stretched and strained. If damaged, the muscles become inflamed and tender, 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 pins and needles in the shoulder, elbow and even the wrist. Pressure on the blood vessels can also cause problems in the arm.
Harrisburg Thoracic Outlet Treatment
Chiropractic adjustments can be an effective way to treat thoracic outlet syndrome, as Blake Chiropractic & Rehabilitation 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, Blake Chiropractic & Rehabilitation is here to help. First, we'll do a careful evaluation to figure out the root cause of your problem, and then decide how to restore your body's natural functioning. Give our office a call today at (717) 657-2561 to make an appointment.