If you have thoracic outlet syndrome after an auto collision, don't worry. Dr. Poelking sees this type of problem very often in our Kettering office. Why is thoracic outlet syndrome such a common symptom after an auto injury? 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 pass underneath and through the strong bands of muscles that support your head.
In a collision, these muscle groups can be stretched and strained. If injured, the muscles become inflamed 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 hand. Pressure on the blood vessels can also cause problems in the arm.
Kettering Thoracic Outlet Treatment
Chiropractic adjustments can be an effective way to treat thoracic outlet syndrome, as Dr. Poelking 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. Dr. Poelking is conveniently located in Kettering to help you get better, whether you've been in an auto collision or not. First, we'll do a careful evaluation to establish the root cause of your problem, and then decide how to restore your body's natural functioning. Call us today at (937) 299-2900 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.