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Thoracic Outlet Syndrome and Car Accidents

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome is a common condition after an auto collision, and it's something that Robert C Slater, DC sees often in our Highland Park, Saint Paul, Minnesota 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 vessels don't have a lot of space, so they pass underneath 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 limits motion and puts stress on the tissues of the thoracic outlet. Pressure on the nerves can cause tingling or numbness in the shoulder, elbow and even the hand. Pressure on the blood vessels can also cause problems in the arm.

Highland Park, Saint Paul, Minnesota Thoracic Outlet Treatment

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

Robert C Slater, DC is here in Highland Park, Saint Paul, Minnesota to help you recover from thoracic outlet syndrome. We've been helping patients since 1980 and we can probably help you, too. The first step is to get an accurate diagnosis to determine what's causing your pain and then we will determine an appropriate treatment strategy. Give our office a call today at (651) 699-3366 to make an appointment.

August 07, 2017
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