We treat many car accident cases in in our Tumwater office, and a common symptom we see in our patients is thoracic outlet syndrome. Chiropractic is a great way to treat thoracic outlet syndrome. Let's look at how thoracic outlet syndrome is caused by a crash and how Dr. Harrell can help you.
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 space, so they travel under and between the strong bands of muscles that support your head.
In a crash, these muscles can be stretched and strained. If damaged, the muscles become inflamed and tender, and they can develop scar tissue which limits motion and puts pressure 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.
Tumwater Thoracic Outlet Treatment
Chiropractic can be an effective way to treat thoracic outlet syndrome, as Dr. Harrell will help improve mobility in your spine and restore normal nerve function in your neck and shoulder.
Dr. Harrell has been helping patients in Tumwater since 2009, so we know what you're living with. We're here to help you, too. Dr. Harrell 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 (360) 489-0635 to make an appointment.