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Waldorf Total Health Chiropractic & Physical Therapy

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome and Auto Injury

We treat many car accident cases in in our Waldorf, MD office, and a widespread symptom we see in our patients is thoracic outlet syndrome. Let's look at 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 room, so they travel underneath and between the strong bands of muscles that support your head.

In a crash, these muscles can be stretched and strained. If damaged, the muscles become swollen and sore, 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 experiencing. We're here to help you, too. 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.

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