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Jefferson Spine & Injury Center

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome and Auto Injury

If you have thoracic outlet syndrome after a car accident, don't worry. Dr. Holcombe sees this type of condition very often in our Arlington, VA office. Let's look at the root cause of thoracic outlet syndrome after an accident and see how your chiropractor can help.

The thoracic outlet is a bundle of nerves and blood vessels 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 collision, these muscle groups 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.

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.

Dr. Holcombe is here in Arlington, VA to help you recover from thoracic outlet syndrome. We've been helping patients since 2000 and we can probably 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 strategy. Call us today at (703) 933-9000 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.

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