Thoracic Outlet Syndrome and Car Accidents

If you are dealing with thoracic outlet syndrome after an auto injury, you're not alone. Dr. Holcombe sees this type of problem very often in our Arlington, VA office. What causes thoracic outlet syndrome after an auto collision? How can a chiropractor 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 pass under and between the strong bands of muscles that support your head.

In a collision, these muscles can be stretched and strained. If damaged, the muscles become inflamed and tender, and they can develop scar tissue which restricts motion and puts stress 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 hand. Pressure on the blood vessels can also cause problems in the arm.

Arlington, VA Thoracic Outlet Treatment

Chiropractic adjustments can be an effective way to treat thoracic outlet syndrome, as Dr. Holcombe will help improve mobility in your spine and restore normal nerve function in your neck and shoulder.

You don't have to suffer from thoracic outlet syndrome. Dr. Holcombe is conveniently located in Arlington, VA to help you recover, whether you've been in a car crash or not. First, we'll do a careful assessment to figure out the root cause of your problem, and then decide how to restore your body's natural functioning. Call us today at (703) 933-9000 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.

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