If you have thoracic outlet syndrome after a car accident, you're not alone. Dr. Neil Scharf sees this type of condition frequently in our Parkland, FL office. Let's take a look at why thoracic outlet syndrome is frequently experienced after an auto collision and see how your chiropractor can help you heal.
The thoracic outlet is a bundle of blood vessels and nerves that pass through your neck and shoulder to your arm. These nerves and blood vessels don't have a lot of space, so they pass underneath and between the strong bands of muscles that support your head.
In a crash, these muscle groups can be stretched and strained. If damaged, the muscles become inflamed and sore, and they can develop scar tissue which limits 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.
Parkland, FL Thoracic Outlet Treatment
Chiropractic can be an effective way to treat thoracic outlet syndrome, as Dr. Neil Scharf 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 experiencing thoracic outlet syndrome, Dr. Neil Scharf is here to help. First, we'll do a careful evaluation to figure out the root cause of your problem, and then decide how to restore your body's natural functioning. Call us today at (954) 227-0088 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.