Thoracic Outlet Syndrome is a common condition after a car accident, and it's something that Dr. Messerschmidt sees often in our Juneau, AK office. Let's look at why thoracic outlet syndrome is frequently experienced after an auto collision and see how your chiropractor can help you get better.
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 room, so they pass underneath and through the strong bands of muscles that support your head.
In a crash, these muscles can be stretched and strained. If damaged, the muscles become inflamed and sore, and they can develop scar tissue which restricts motion 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 hand. Pressure on the blood vessels can also cause problems in the arm.
Juneau, AK Thoracic Outlet Treatment
Chiropractic adjustments can be an effective way to treat thoracic outlet syndrome, as Dr. Messerschmidt 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. Messerschmidt has helped many people with the same condition, and we can probably help you, too. First, we'll do a careful examination to establish the root cause of your problem, and then decide how to restore your body's natural functioning. Call us today at (907) 789-1344 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.