Thoracic Outlet Syndrome is a common condition after a car crash, and it's something that Dr. Jamie Stern sees often in our Sunnyvale & San Francisco, CA office. Let's look at the root cause of thoracic outlet syndrome after a car accident and see how your chiropractor can help.
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 between the strong bands of muscles that support your head.
In a collision, these muscles can be stretched and strained. If damaged, the muscles become swollen and tender, 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 pins and needles in the shoulder, elbow and even the hand. Pressure on the blood vessels can also cause problems in the arm.
Sunnyvale & San Francisco, CA Thoracic Outlet Treatment
Chiropractic can be an effective way to treat thoracic outlet syndrome, as Dr. Jamie Stern will help improve mobility in your spine and restore normal nerve function in your neck and shoulder.
You don't have to suffer from thoracic outlet syndrome. Dr. Jamie Stern is conveniently located in Sunnyvale & San Francisco, CA to help you heal, whether you've been in an auto collision or not. First, we'll do a careful assessment to determine the root cause of your problem, and then decide how to restore your body's natural functioning. Call us today at (415) 308-7636 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.