Thoracic Outlet Syndrome and Car Accidents

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome and Car Accidents

We manage many auto injury cases in in our Texarkana office, and a widespread symptom we see in our patients is thoracic outlet syndrome. Let's take a look at why thoracic outlet syndrome is commonly experienced after an auto collision and see how your chiropractor can help you get better.

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 room, so they travel 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 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 numbness in the shoulder, elbow and even the hand. Pressure on the blood vessels can also cause problems in the arm.

Texarkana Thoracic Outlet Treatment

Chiropractic adjustments can be an effective way to treat thoracic outlet syndrome, as Back Pain Chiropractic will help improve mobility in your spine and restore normal nerve function in your neck and shoulder.

Let us help you recover from thoracic outlet syndrome. Back Pain Chiropractic has helped many patients with the same problem, and we can probably help you, too. 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. Give our office a call today at (870) 774-0951 to make an appointment.

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    Dr. Venita takes great pride in helping patients of all ages experience hope and healing through excellent chiropractic care. Her compassionate manner, combined with her extensive skill set, continues to draw patients to the clinic. If for some reason, we are not the right fit, we will help lead you to someone that can provide care to your needs.