Thoracic Outlet Syndrome and Auto Injury

If you suffer from thoracic outlet syndrome after a car crash, don't despair. Dr. Harrison sees this type of problem frequently in our Decatur office. Let's look at why thoracic outlet syndrome is commonly experienced after an auto injury and see how chiropractic care can help you recover.

The thoracic outlet is a bundle of nerves and blood vessels that travel through your neck and shoulder to your arm. These nerves and blood vessels don't have a lot of space, so they pass under 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 inflamed 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 numbness in the shoulder, elbow and even the wrist. Pressure on the blood vessels can also cause problems in the arm.

Decatur Thoracic Outlet Treatment

Chiropractic can be an effective way to treat thoracic outlet syndrome, as Dr. Harrison will help improve mobility in your spine and restore normal nerve function in your neck and shoulder.

Dr. Harrison has been helping patients in Decatur since 2002, so we know what you're living with. We're here to help you, too. Dr. Harrison will first determine what's causing your pain and then work to restore your body to its natural functioning. Call us today at (404) 325-2856 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.

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