We manage many auto injury cases in in our San Angelo office, and a common symptom we see in our patients is thoracic outlet syndrome. What causes thoracic outlet syndrome after an auto injury? How can chiropractic help?
The thoracic outlet is a bundle of blood vessels and nerves that pass through your neck and shoulder to your arm. These vessels don't have a lot of room, so they travel underneath 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 swollen 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 wrist. Pressure on the blood vessels can also cause problems in the arm.
Chiropractic 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 for many years so we know what you're living with. We're here to help you, too. Dr. Pittman will first determine what's causing your pain and then work to restore your body to its natural functioning. Give our office a call today at (325) 223-9355 to make an appointment.