Thoracic Outlet Syndrome and Auto Injury

We manage many auto injury cases in in our Anchorage office, and a common 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 your chiropractor help you get better?

The thoracic outlet is a bundle of nerves and blood vessels 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 sore, and they can develop scar tissue which restricts motion 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.

Anchorage Thoracic Outlet Treatment

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

If you've been hurt in a car crash and you're struggling with thoracic outlet syndrome, Dr. Mel is here to help. Dr. Mel 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 (907) 280-9991 to make an appointment.

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