We manage many car accident cases in in our Saint Paul, MN office, and a widespread symptom we see in our patients is thoracic outlet syndrome. Why is thoracic outlet syndrome such a common problem after a car accident? How can chiropractic care help you get better?
The thoracic outlet is a bundle of blood vessels and nerves that pass through your neck and shoulder to your arm. These 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 crash, these muscle groups can be stretched and strained. If damaged, the muscles become swollen and tender, and they can develop scar tissue which restricts 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.
Saint Paul, MN Thoracic Outlet Treatment
Chiropractic 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.
You don't have to suffer from thoracic outlet syndrome. Robert C Slater, DC is conveniently located in Saint Paul, MN to help you get better, whether you've been in a car crash or not. 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. Call us today at (651) 699-3366 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.