Thoracic Outlet Syndrome is a common condition after an auto collision, and it's something that Sweeney Chiropractic sees frequently in our Nashville office. What causes thoracic outlet syndrome after a car crash? How can a chiropractor help?
The thoracic outlet is a bundle of blood vessels and nerves 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 between the strong bands of muscles that support your head.
In a collision, these muscle groups can be stretched and strained. If damaged, the muscles become inflamed and tender, and they can develop scar tissue which restricts movement 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.
Nashville Thoracic Outlet Treatment
Chiropractic adjustments can be an effective way to treat thoracic outlet syndrome, as Sweeney Chiropractic will help improve mobility in your spine and restore normal nerve function in your neck and shoulder.
Sweeney Chiropractic has been helping patients in Nashville since 2004, so we know what you're going through. We're here to help you, too. Sweeney Chiropractic will first determine what's causing your pain and then work to restore your body to its natural functioning. Call us today at (615) 331-7040 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.