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Thoracic Outlet Syndrome and Car Accidents

If you are dealing with thoracic outlet syndrome after a car crash, don't worry. Dr. Elganainy sees this type of problem frequently in our Burton, MI office. Why is thoracic outlet syndrome such a common symptom after an auto injury? How can chiropractic care help you heal?

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 room, so they pass underneath and between the strong bands of muscles that support your head.

In a crash, 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 stress on the tissues of the thoracic outlet. Pressure on the nerves can cause tingling or numbness in the shoulder, elbow and even the hand. Pressure on the blood vessels can also cause problems in the arm.

Burton, MI Thoracic Outlet Treatment

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

Dr. Elganainy is here in Burton, MI to help you recover from thoracic outlet syndrome. We've been helping patients since 2003 and we can probably help you, too. First, we'll do a careful examination to determine the root cause of your pain, and then decide how to restore your body's natural functioning. Ready to make an appointment? Give us a call at (810) 715-7746 and we'll get you back on the road to health.

 

Back Pain and Auto Injury

If you are dealing with back pain after a car accident, you're not alone. Dr. Elganainy sees this type of condition very often in our Burton, MI office. Your chiropractor can be very helpful for back pain symptoms after a crash. Let's see what causes back pain and why chiropractic works.

During a rear-end motor vehicle accident, your car and car seat are quickly accelerated forward against your body. Since car seats don't perfectly align with the curvature of your back, the car seat can put inconsistent force on your lower back. This can cause some of your spinal vertebrae to move in one direction while an adjacent vertebrae might move in another direction. This differential movement can sprain or strain the ligaments that hold your spine together. This kind of injury can cause chronic back pain if not treated right away. Fortunately, chiropractic is one of the most effective ways to treat back pain.

You don't have to suffer from back pain. Dr. Elganainy is conveniently located in Burton, MI to help you recover, whether you've been in a car crash or not. The first step is to get an accurate diagnosis to determine what's causing your pain and then we will determine an appropriate treatment approach. Ready to make an appointment? Give us a call at (810) 715-7746 and we'll get you back on the road to health.

 

Shoulder Pain and Car Crashes

If you have shoulder pain after an auto injury, don't despair. Dr. Elganainy sees this type of problem frequently in our Burton, MI office. The key to recovering from shoulder pain caused by a crash is to understand the root cause of the problem and how chiropractic care can help.

There are at least two ways that you can get shoulder problems after a car crash: by direct trauma to the shoulder joint or by referred pain from the neck.

Direct trauma can be caused by striking your shoulder on a hard object in the car during the impact, or can occur if you have a tight grip on the steering wheel during a rear end impact. With this type of trauma, you'll often be aware of the pain soon after the wreck.

More frequently, Dr. Elganainy finds that shoulder or arm pain doesn't immediately appear after a crash, but starts a few days or weeks after the injury. This type of shoulder discomfort actually starts in the neck. Injured soft tissue in your neck can pinch nerves in your neck, causing tingling, numbness, or pain in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.

We've treated both kinds of shoulder pain in our Burton, MI office. This care involves chiropractic adjustments to restore your spine's natural mobility and home exercises that strengthen your neck and shoulder.

If you've been injured in a car crash and you're struggling with shoulder pain, Dr. Elganainy is here to help. Dr. Elganainy will first determine what's causing your pain and then work to restore your body to its natural functioning. Call us today at (810) 715-7746 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.