Thoracic Outlet Syndrome is a common condition after a car accident, and it's something that Dr. Poelking sees frequently in our Kettering office. What causes thoracic outlet syndrome after an auto injury? How can a chiropractor 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 room, so they pass underneath and between the strong bands of muscles that support your head.
In a crash, these muscles can be stretched and strained. If injured, the muscles become inflamed and sore, and they can develop scar tissue which limits motion and puts stress 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.
Kettering Thoracic Outlet Treatment
Chiropractic 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.
Dr. Poelking is here in Kettering to help you recover from thoracic outlet syndrome. We've been helping patients since 1995 and we can probably help you, too. Dr. Poelking 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 (937) 299-2900 to make an appointment.