If you are dealing with thoracic outlet syndrome after a car accident, you're not alone. Dr. Weinberg sees this type of problem frequently in our Smyrna, GA office. Let's look at why thoracic outlet syndrome is commonly experienced after an auto injury and see how chiropractic care can help you heal.
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 underneath 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 limits motion and puts pressure on the tissues of the thoracic outlet. Pressure on the nerves can cause tingling or pins and needles in the shoulder, elbow and even the hand. Pressure on the blood vessels can also cause problems in the arm.
Smyrna, GA Thoracic Outlet Treatment
Chiropractic adjustments can be an effective way to treat thoracic outlet syndrome, as Dr. Weinberg will help improve mobility in your spine and restore normal nerve function in your neck and shoulder.
If you've been injured in a car crash and you're experiencing thoracic outlet syndrome, Dr. Weinberg is here to help. The first step is to get an accurate diagnosis to determine what's causing your pain and then we will determine an appropriate treatment strategy. Ready to make an appointment? Give us a call at (678) 214-4445 and we'll get you back on the road to health.