Thoracic Outlet Syndrome and Car Accidents
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome is a common condition after an auto injury, and it's something that Dr. Jung sees frequently in our Pinole office. Let's see why thoracic outlet syndrome is commonly experienced after an auto injury and see how chiropractic can help you get better.
The thoracic outlet is a bundle of blood vessels and nerves 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 movement 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.
Pinole Thoracic Outlet Treatment
Chiropractic adjustments can be an effective way to treat thoracic outlet syndrome, as Dr. Jung 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 suffering from thoracic outlet syndrome, Dr. Jung is here to help. First, we'll do a careful evaluation to determine the root cause of your pain, and then decide how to restore your body's natural functioning. Call us today at (510) 243-7500 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.