We manage many auto injury cases in in our Depew office, and a widespread symptom we see in our patients is thoracic outlet syndrome. Let's see why thoracic outlet syndrome is commonly experienced after an auto collision and see how your chiropractor can help you heal.
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 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 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 wrist. Pressure on the blood vessels can also cause problems in the arm.
Depew Thoracic Outlet Treatment
Chiropractic adjustments 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 has been helping patients in Depew since 2002, so we know what you're going through. We're here to 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.