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Thoracic Outlet Syndrome and Car Accidents

If you are dealing with thoracic outlet syndrome after an auto collision, you're not alone. Gadsden Family Chiropractic sees this type of condition frequently in our Gadsden, AL office. Let's look at the root cause of thoracic outlet syndrome after an auto collision and see how chiropractic can help.

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

In a crash, these muscles can be stretched and strained. If damaged, the muscles become swollen and tender, 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 numbness in the shoulder, elbow and even the wrist. Pressure on the blood vessels can also cause problems in the arm.

Gadsden, AL Thoracic Outlet Treatment

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

Let us help you recover from thoracic outlet syndrome. Gadsden Family Chiropractic has helped many people with the same problem, 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. Call us today at (256) 543-3033 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.

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