Thoracic Outlet Syndrome is a common problem after an auto injury, and it's something that Dr. Green sees frequently in our Estero, Bonita Springs office. What causes thoracic outlet syndrome after a car crash? How can a chiropractor help?
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 through the strong bands of muscles that support your head.
In a crash, these muscle groups can be stretched and strained. If injured, the muscles become inflamed and tender, and they can develop scar tissue which limits motion and puts stress 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.
Estero, Bonita Springs Thoracic Outlet Treatment
Chiropractic can be an effective way to treat thoracic outlet syndrome, as Dr. Green will help improve mobility in your spine and restore normal nerve function in your neck and shoulder.
Dr. Green has been helping patients in Estero, Bonita Springs since 2006, so we know what you're experiencing. We're here to help you, too. Dr. Green will first determine what's causing your pain and then work to restore your body to its natural functioning. Ready to make an appointment? Give us a call at (239) 495-1166 and we'll get you back on the road to health.