Thoracic Outlet Syndrome is a common condition after an auto injury, and it's something that Dr. Holland sees frequently in our Downtown St. Louis, MO office. What causes thoracic outlet syndrome after an auto collision? How can chiropractic care help?
The thoracic outlet is a bundle of blood vessels and nerves that travel through your neck and shoulder to your arm. These vessels don't have a lot of space, 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 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 numbness in the shoulder, elbow and even the wrist. Pressure on the blood vessels can also cause problems in the arm.
Downtown St. Louis, MO Thoracic Outlet Treatment
Chiropractic can be an effective way to treat thoracic outlet syndrome, as Dr. Holland will help improve mobility in your spine and restore normal nerve function in your neck and shoulder.
Dr. Holland is here in Downtown St. Louis, MO 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 symptoms and then we will determine an appropriate treatment approach. Call us today at (314) 588-9100 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.