Thoracic Outlet Syndrome is a common condition after a car accident, and it's something that Alliance Chiropractic sees often in our Tulsa office. Let's look at why thoracic outlet syndrome is frequently experienced after an auto injury and see how chiropractic can help you heal.
The thoracic outlet is a bundle of nerves and blood vessels that pass through your neck and shoulder to your arm. These nerves and blood vessels don't have a lot of space, so they travel under and through the strong bands of muscles that support your head.
In a crash, these muscles can be stretched and strained. If injured, the muscles become swollen and tender, and they can develop scar tissue which restricts movement 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 wrist. Pressure on the blood vessels can also cause problems in the arm.
Tulsa Thoracic Outlet Treatment
Chiropractic can be an effective way to treat thoracic outlet syndrome, as Alliance Chiropractic 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. Alliance Chiropractic is conveniently located in Tulsa to help you heal, whether you've been in a car crash or not. 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 (918) 832-7880 and we'll get you back on the road to health.