Posts Categorized as: Auto Injury

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.


Back Pain and Car Crashes

If you are suffering from back pain after a car crash, don't worry. Dr. David N. Block Family Chiropractic sees this type of problem very often in our Chesapeake office. Let's take a look at why back pain is commonly experienced after an auto injury and see how chiropractic can help you heal.

During a rear-end car crash, your car and car seat are quickly accelerated forward against your torso. Since car seats don't perfectly align with the curvature of your spinal column, the car seat can put inconsistent pressure on your back. This can cause some of your spinal vertebrae to move in one direction while an adjacent vertebrae might move in another direction. This differential movement can sprain or strain the structures that hold your spine together. This type of injury can cause chronic back pain if not treated right away. Thankfully, chiropractic is one of the most effective ways to treat back pain.

Dr. David N. Block Family Chiropractic is here in Chesapeake to help you recover from back pain. We've been helping patients since 1993 and we can probably help you, too. First, we'll do a careful examination to establish the root cause of your problem, and then decide how to restore your body's natural functioning. Give our office a call today at (757) 436-5428 to make an appointment.

 Many people report back pain after a car crash.