If you are suffering from thoracic outlet syndrome after an auto collision, you're not alone. Dr. Ernst sees this type of problem very often in our Arlington, WA office. Chiropractic care is an effective way to treat thoracic outlet syndrome. Let's look at how thoracic outlet syndrome is caused by a crash and how Dr. Ernst can help you.
The thoracic outlet is a bundle of nerves and blood vessels that pass through your neck and shoulder to your arm. These nerves and blood vessels don't have a lot of space, so they pass underneath and through the strong bands of muscles that support your head.
In a collision, these muscles can be stretched and strained. If damaged, the muscles become swollen and tender, 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.
Arlington, WA Thoracic Outlet Treatment
Chiropractic adjustments can be an effective way to treat thoracic outlet syndrome, as Dr. Ernst 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. Ernst is conveniently located in Arlington, WA to help you get better, whether you've been in a car crash or not. First, we'll do a careful examination to figure out the root cause of your pain, and then decide how to restore your body's natural functioning. Give our office a call today at (360) 659-8464 to make an appointment.