Thoracic Outlet Syndrome is a common symptom after a car accident, and it's something that Dr. Mark Holland sees frequently in our North County, St. Louis, MO office. Why is thoracic outlet syndrome such a common condition after an auto injury? How can your chiropractor 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 space, so they pass underneath 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 inflamed and sore, and they can develop scar tissue which limits motion and puts pressure 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.
North County, St. Louis, MO Thoracic Outlet Treatment
Chiropractic can be an effective way to treat thoracic outlet syndrome, as Dr. Mark Holland will help improve mobility in your spine and restore normal nerve function in your neck and shoulder.
Dr. Mark Holland has been helping patients in North County, St. Louis, MO since 2000, so we know what you're experiencing. We're here to help you, too. Dr. Mark Holland will first determine what's causing your pain and then work to restore your body to its natural functioning. Call us today at (314) 867-8888 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.