If you suffer from thoracic outlet syndrome after an auto injury, don't worry. Dr. Slater sees this type of problem frequently in our Saint Paul office. The key to recovering from thoracic outlet syndrome caused by a crash is to understand the root cause of the problem and how chiropractic care can 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 pass under 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 inflamed 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.
Chiropractic can be an effective way to treat thoracic outlet syndrome, as Dr. Slater will help improve mobility in your spine and restore normal nerve movement in your neck and shoulder.
Let us help you recover from thoracic outlet syndrome. Dr. Slater has helped many people with the same condition, and we can probably help you, too. Dr. Slater will first determine what's causing your pain and then work to restore your body to its natural functioning. Give our office a call today at (651) 699-3366 to make an appointment.