Thoracic Outlet Syndrome and Car Accidents
We manage many auto injury cases in in our Newark, NJ office, and a widespread symptom we see in our patients is thoracic outlet syndrome. Let's see why thoracic outlet syndrome is commonly experienced after a car crash and see how your chiropractor can help you heal.
The thoracic outlet is a bundle of nerves and blood vessels 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 underneath and between the strong bands of muscles that support your head.
In a collision, these muscle groups can be stretched and strained. If damaged, the muscles become swollen and sore, and they can develop scar tissue which restricts movement and puts pressure 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.
Newark, NJ Thoracic Outlet Treatment
Chiropractic adjustments can be an effective way to treat thoracic outlet syndrome, as Dr. Robert Firetto 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. Dr. Robert Firetto has helped many patients with the same problem, and we can probably help you, too. Dr. Robert Firetto 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 (973) 484-2550 to make an appointment.