Thoracic Outlet Syndrome and Car Crashes

We treat many auto injury cases in in our San Angelo office, and a common symptom we see in our patients is thoracic outlet syndrome. Why is thoracic outlet syndrome such a common condition after a car crash? How can chiropractic care help you heal?

The thoracic outlet is a bundle of blood vessels and nerves 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 under and through 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 tender, and they can develop scar tissue which limits 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.

San Angelo Thoracic Outlet Treatment

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

Dr. Pittman has been helping patients in San Angelo since 2003, so we know what you're experiencing. We're here to help you, too. First, we'll do a careful evaluation 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 (325) 223-9355 and we'll get you back on the road to health.

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  1. Dr. Pittman has been practicing in San Angelo since 2003 and has been privileged to have the opportunity to help over 2500 new patients from all over our area during that time.