If you are suffering from thoracic outlet syndrome after a car accident, don't despair. Dr. Lipsitz sees this type of problem very often in our Waldorf, MD office. Why is thoracic outlet syndrome such a common symptom after an auto collision? How can chiropractic care help you get better?
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 room, so they travel under and between the strong bands of muscles that support your head.
In a collision, these muscle groups can be stretched and strained. If injured, the muscles become inflamed and sore, 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 numbness in the shoulder, elbow and even the hand. Pressure on the blood vessels can also cause problems in the arm.
Waldorf, MD Thoracic Outlet Treatment
Chiropractic adjustments can be an effective way to treat thoracic outlet syndrome, as Dr. Lipsitz will help improve mobility in your spine and restore normal nerve function in your neck and shoulder.
If you've been hurt in a car crash and you're suffering from thoracic outlet syndrome, Dr. Lipsitz is here to help. Dr. Lipsitz will first determine what's causing your pain and then work to restore your body to its natural functioning. Give our office a call today at (301) 645-8898 to make an appointment.