If you suffer from thoracic outlet syndrome after a car accident, don't despair. Dr. Heusler sees this type of condition very often in our New Carrollton office. Why is thoracic outlet syndrome such a common condition after a car accident? How can your chiropractor help you recover?
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 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 swollen and tender, and they can develop scar tissue which limits movement and puts pressure on the tissues of the thoracic outlet. Pressure on the nerves can cause tingling or numbness in the shoulder, elbow and even the wrist. Pressure on the blood vessels can also cause problems in the arm.
New Carrollton Thoracic Outlet Treatment
Chiropractic adjustments can be an effective way to treat thoracic outlet syndrome, as Dr. Heusler will help improve mobility in your spine and restore normal nerve function in your neck and shoulder.
Dr. Heusler has been helping patients in New Carrollton since 2002, so we know what you're experiencing. We're here to 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 plan of action. Give our office a call today at (301) 577-0023 to make an appointment.