If you have thoracic outlet syndrome after a car accident, don't despair. North Road Chiropractic sees this type of problem frequently in our Oakleigh office. What causes thoracic outlet syndrome after an auto collision? How can a chiropractor help?
The thoracic outlet is a bundle of blood vessels and nerves that travel through your neck and shoulder to your arm. These vessels don't have a lot of room, so they pass underneath and through the strong bands of muscles that support your head.
In a crash, these muscle groups can be stretched and strained. If injured, the muscles become swollen 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.
Oakleigh Thoracic Outlet Treatment
Chiropractic can be an effective way to treat thoracic outlet syndrome, as North Road Chiropractic 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. North Road Chiropractic is conveniently located in Oakleigh to help you recover, whether you've been in an auto collision or not. 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. Ready to make an appointment? Give us a call at (03) 9579 2699 and we'll get you back on the road to health.