If you are suffering from thoracic outlet syndrome after an auto injury, you're not alone. Dr. Ulvin sees this type of condition very often in our Stacy office. Let's look at the root cause of thoracic outlet syndrome after a car accident and see how chiropractic care can help.
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 under and through the strong bands of muscles that support your head.
In a collision, these muscles can be stretched and strained. If damaged, the muscles become inflamed and sore, and they can develop scar tissue which restricts motion 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.
Stacy Thoracic Outlet Treatment
Chiropractic adjustments can be an effective way to treat thoracic outlet syndrome, as Dr. Ulvin 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. Ulvin is conveniently located in Stacy to help you heal, whether you've been in a car crash or not. The first step is to get an accurate diagnosis to determine what's causing your symptoms and then we will determine an appropriate treatment approach. Give our office a call today at (651) 462-3243 to make an appointment.