Thoracic Outlet Syndrome and Car Accidents

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome is a common condition after an auto collision, and it's something that Dr. Palmer sees frequently in our Depew office. The key to recovering from thoracic outlet syndrome caused by a crash is to understand the root cause of the problem and how chiropractic care 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 under 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 swollen and sore, and they can develop scar tissue which restricts movement and puts pressure 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.

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.

Dr. Palmer is here in Depew to help you recover from thoracic outlet syndrome. We've been helping patients since 2002 and we can probably help you, too. Dr. Palmer will first determine what's causing your pain and then work to restore your body to its natural functioning. Give our office a call today at (716) 668-2225 to make an appointment.