What is Thoracic Outlet Syndrome?

Thoracic outlet syndrome is felt as numbness, tingling, soreness or decreased circulation in the shoulders, arms or fingers.

The thoracic outlet is a narrow space through which a vital bundle of major nerves and arteries pass between the head and arm. The space is tight and trauma to the neck can cause swelling of the muscles in the area, which can then constrict the nerves and result in symptoms.

Because the neck is intricate, it can be complicated pinpointing the exact source of your pain, and other disorders can imitate the symptoms of thoracic outlet syndrome.

If you have been in an auto collision and have symptoms of thoracic outlet syndrome, Dr. Ernst is here to help. We can help pinpoint the root cause of your problem and develop a plan of action to help you reclaim your health. We've helped many patients in Arlington, WA heal from these types of problems since 1990 and we may be able to help you, as well!

Call our office today at (360) 659-8464 for a consultation or for more advice.