Thoracic Outlet Syndrome and Car Crashes

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome is a common symptom after an auto collision, and it's something that Bridesburg Spine and Injury Clinic sees often in our Philadelphia office. What causes thoracic outlet syndrome after an auto collision? How can chiropractic help?

The thoracic outlet is a bundle of blood vessels and nerves that pass through your neck and shoulder to your arm. These nerves and blood vessels don't have a lot of space, so they travel underneath and through the strong bands of muscles that support your head.

In a collision, these muscles can be stretched and strained. If damaged, the muscles become inflamed and sore, and they can develop scar tissue which limits motion 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.

Philadelphia Thoracic Outlet Treatment

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

Let us help you recover from thoracic outlet syndrome. Bridesburg Spine and Injury Clinic has helped many people with the same problem, and we can probably help you, too. Bridesburg Spine and Injury Clinic will first determine what's causing your pain and then work to restore your body to its natural functioning. Call us today at (215) 743-5330 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.

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