Thoracic Outlet Syndrome is a common symptom after a car crash, and it's something that Dr. Mark Holland sees often in our North County St. Louis, MO office. Why is thoracic outlet syndrome such a common problem after an auto collision? How can chiropractic care help you get better?
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 pass under and between the strong bands of muscles that support your head.
In a collision, these muscle groups 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 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.
You don't have to suffer from thoracic outlet syndrome. Dr. Mark Holland is conveniently located in North County St. Louis, MO to help you recover, whether you've been in a car crash or not. First, we'll do a careful evaluation to figure out the root cause of your problem, and then decide how to restore your body's natural functioning. Ready to make an appointment? Give us a call at (314) 867-8888 and we'll get you back on the road to health.