We work with many car accident cases in in our North County St. Louis, MO office, and a widespread symptom we see in our patients is thoracic outlet syndrome. Let's see 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 nerves and blood vessels don't have a lot of room, so they travel 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 swollen and sore, and they can develop scar tissue which restricts 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 wrist. Pressure on the blood vessels can also cause problems in the arm.
Chiropractic can be an effective way to treat thoracic outlet syndrome, as Dr. Holland 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 suffering from thoracic outlet syndrome, Dr. Holland is here to help. The first step is to get an accurate diagnosis to determine what's causing your symptoms and then we will determine an appropriate treatment plan of action. Ready to make an appointment? Give us a call at (314) 867-8888 and we'll get you back on the road to health.