Thoracic Outlet Syndrome is a common symptom after an auto collision, and it's something that Dr. Michael Chanatry sees often in our Jacksonville, FL office. Chiropractic care is a great way to treat thoracic outlet syndrome. Let's look at how thoracic outlet syndrome is caused by a crash and how Dr. Michael Chanatry can help you.
The thoracic outlet is a bundle of nerves and blood vessels 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 collision, these muscle groups can be stretched and strained. If damaged, the muscles become swollen and sore, and they can develop scar tissue which restricts 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.
Jacksonville, FL Thoracic Outlet Treatment
Chiropractic adjustments can be an effective way to treat thoracic outlet syndrome, as Dr. Michael Chanatry will help improve mobility in your spine and restore normal nerve function in your neck and shoulder.
If you've been injured in a car crash and you're struggling with thoracic outlet syndrome, Dr. Michael Chanatry is here to help. 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. Give our office a call today at (904) 743-6700 to make an appointment.