Thoracic outlet syndrome is experienced as numbness, tingling, soreness or decreased blood flow in the shoulders, arms or hands.
The thoracic outlet is a bottleneck where an important bundle of nerves and blood vessels pass between the head and arm. The space is tight and trauma to the neck can cause swelling of the muscles in the area, which can then constrict the nerves and result in symptoms.
Because the neck is a very complex area, it can be tricky to pinpoint the precise origin of your pain, and other disorders can imitate the symptoms of thoracic outlet syndrome.
If you've been in a motor vehicle accident and have symptoms of thoracic outlet syndrome, Dr. Holland is here to help. We can help identify the underlying cause of your pain and formulate a complete plan of action to help you reclaim your health. We've helped many patients in St. Louis, MO improve from these sorts of injuries since and we might be able to help you, as well!
Call our office today at (314) 588-9100 for a consultation or for more advice.