We work with many car accident cases in in our Depew office, and a common symptom we see in our patients is thoracic outlet syndrome. Chiropractic can be very helpful for thoracic outlet syndrome symptoms after a crash. Let's see what causes thoracic outlet syndrome and why chiropractic works.
The thoracic outlet is a bundle of blood vessels and nerves that travel through your neck and shoulder to your arm. These nerves and blood 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 collision, these muscles can be stretched and strained. If damaged, the muscles become swollen and sore, and they can develop scar tissue which limits 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.
Depew Thoracic Outlet Treatment
Chiropractic can be an effective way to treat thoracic outlet syndrome, as Dr. Palmer 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. Palmer is conveniently located in Depew to help you heal, whether you've been in a car crash or not. First, we'll do a careful examination to establish the root cause of your pain, and then decide how to restore your body's natural functioning. Call us today at (716) 668-2225 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.