Thoracic Outlet Syndrome is a common problem after an auto injury, and it's something that Dr. Spiropoulos sees frequently in our Moon Township office. The key to recovering from thoracic outlet syndrome caused by a crash is to understand the root cause of the problem and how chiropractic care can help.
The thoracic outlet is a bundle of blood vessels and nerves that pass through your neck and shoulder to your arm. These 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 crash, these muscle groups can be stretched and strained. If injured, 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 pins and needles in the shoulder, elbow and even the wrist. Pressure on the blood vessels can also cause problems in the arm.
Moon Township Thoracic Outlet Treatment
Chiropractic adjustments can be an effective way to treat thoracic outlet syndrome, as Dr. Spiropoulos 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 struggling with thoracic outlet syndrome, Dr. Spiropoulos is here to help. Dr. Spiropoulos will first determine what's causing your pain and then work to restore your body to its natural functioning. Call us today at (724) 513-0521 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.