If you suffer from thoracic outlet syndrome after an auto collision, don't despair. Dr. Palmer sees this type of problem very often in our Depew office. Why is thoracic outlet syndrome such a common condition after an auto injury? How can chiropractic care help you heal?
The thoracic outlet is a bundle of nerves and blood vessels that travel through your neck and shoulder to your arm. These nerves and blood vessels don't have a lot of space, so they travel under and through 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 limits motion 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.
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.
If you've been hurt in a car crash and you're struggling with thoracic outlet syndrome, Dr. Palmer is here to help. Dr. Palmer will first determine what's causing your pain and then work to restore your body to its natural functioning. Call us today at (716) 668-2225 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.