Thoracic Outlet Syndrome is a common problem after a car accident, and it's something that Dr. Lipsitz sees often in our Waldorf, MD office. Chiropractic care is an excellent way to treat thoracic outlet syndrome. Let's look at how thoracic outlet syndrome is caused by a crash and how Dr. Lipsitz 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 travel under 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 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 hand. Pressure on the blood vessels can also cause problems in the arm.
Waldorf, MD Thoracic Outlet Treatment
Chiropractic 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.
Dr. Lipsitz has been helping patients in Waldorf, MD since 2006, so we know what you're suffering from. We're here to help you, too. The first step is to get an accurate diagnosis to determine what's causing your pain and then we will determine an appropriate treatment approach. Ready to make an appointment? Give us a call at (301) 645-8898 and we'll get you back on the road to health.