Thoracic Outlet Syndrome is a common condition after a car crash, and it's something that Dr. BenEliyahu sees frequently in our Selden and Coram, NY office. What causes thoracic outlet syndrome after a car crash? 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 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 crash, these muscle groups can be stretched and strained. If injured, the muscles become inflamed and tender, and they can develop scar tissue which restricts movement and puts pressure on the tissues of the thoracic outlet. Pressure on the nerves can cause tingling or numbness in the shoulder, elbow and even the wrist. Pressure on the blood vessels can also cause problems in the arm.
Selden and Coram, NY Thoracic Outlet Treatment
Chiropractic can be an effective way to treat thoracic outlet syndrome, as Dr. BenEliyahu 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. BenEliyahu is conveniently located in Selden and Coram, NY to help you heal, whether you've been in a car crash or not. First, we'll do a careful assessment to figure out the root cause of your problem, and then decide how to restore your body's natural functioning. Ready to make an appointment? Give us a call at (631) 736-4414 and we'll get you back on the road to health.