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Thoracic Outlet Syndrome and Car Crashes

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome and Car Crashes

If you are dealing with thoracic outlet syndrome after a car accident, don't despair. Dr. Elganainy sees this type of problem very often in our Burton office. Why is thoracic outlet syndrome such a common symptom after a car accident? How can your chiropractor help you get better?

The thoracic outlet is a bundle of blood vessels and nerves that pass through your neck and shoulder to your arm. These nerves and blood vessels don't have a lot of room, so they travel underneath and between the strong bands of muscles that support your head.

In a crash, these muscles can be stretched and strained. If injured, the muscles become swollen and sore, and they can develop scar tissue which restricts movement and puts stress 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.

Burton Thoracic Outlet Treatment

Chiropractic 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.

You don't have to suffer from thoracic outlet syndrome. Dr. Elganainy is conveniently located in Burton 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 pain, and then decide how to restore your body's natural functioning. Call us today at (810) 715-7746 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.

June 20, 2022
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