Thoracic Outlet Syndrome is a common symptom after a car crash, and it's something that Dr. Dale Burt Johnston, DC sees frequently in our Wilsonville, OR 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 get better.
The thoracic outlet is a bundle of nerves and blood vessels that travel through your neck and shoulder to your arm. These vessels don't have a lot of space, so they travel underneath and through the strong bands of muscles that support your head.
In a crash, these muscles can be stretched and strained. If injured, the muscles become inflamed and sore, 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 wrist. Pressure on the blood vessels can also cause problems in the arm.
Wilsonville, OR Thoracic Outlet Treatment
Chiropractic adjustments can be an effective way to treat thoracic outlet syndrome, as Dr. Dale Burt Johnston, DC 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 suffering from thoracic outlet syndrome, Dr. Dale Burt Johnston, DC is here to help. Dr. Dale Burt Johnston, DC 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 (503) 682-9046 to make an appointment.