Thoracic Outlet Syndrome and Car Accidents

We work with many auto injury cases in in our Chesapeake office, and a common symptom we see in our patients is thoracic outlet syndrome. Let's look at the root cause of thoracic outlet syndrome after a car accident and see how your chiropractor can help.

The thoracic outlet is a bundle of blood vessels and nerves that travel through your neck and shoulder to your arm. These vessels don't have a lot of space, 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 injured, the muscles become inflamed and sore, and they can develop scar tissue which limits movement 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.

Chesapeake Thoracic Outlet Treatment

Chiropractic can be an effective way to treat thoracic outlet syndrome, as Dr. Block will help improve mobility in your spine and restore normal nerve function in your neck and shoulder.

Dr. Block has been helping patients in Chesapeake since 1993, so we know what you're suffering from. We're here to help you, too. Dr. Block will first determine what's causing your pain and then work to restore your body to its natural functioning. Give our office a call today at (757) 436-5428 to make an appointment.

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