We treat many auto injury cases in in our Kettering office, and a widespread symptom we see in our patients is thoracic outlet syndrome. Let's look at the root cause of thoracic outlet syndrome after a car crash and see how chiropractic can 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 space, so they travel underneath and between the strong bands of muscles that support your head.
In a crash, these muscles can be stretched and strained. If damaged, the muscles become swollen 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 numbness 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.
Let us help you recover from thoracic outlet syndrome. Dr. Poelking has helped many people with the same condition, 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. Ready to make an appointment? Give us a call at (937) 299-2900 and we'll get you back on the road to health.