Thoracic Outlet Syndrome is a common symptom after a car crash, and it's something that Dr. Maynard sees often in our Lancaster, OH office. Chiropractic is an excellent way to treat thoracic outlet syndrome. Let's look at how thoracic outlet syndrome is caused by a crash and how Dr. Maynard can help you.
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 space, so they travel under and between the strong bands of muscles that support your head.
In a crash, these muscle groups can be stretched and strained. If damaged, the muscles become swollen and sore, and they can develop scar tissue which limits movement and puts stress 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 wrist. Pressure on the blood vessels can also cause problems in the arm.
Lancaster, OH Thoracic Outlet Treatment
Chiropractic adjustments can be an effective way to treat thoracic outlet syndrome, as Dr. Maynard will help improve mobility in your spine and restore normal nerve function in your neck and shoulder.
Dr. Maynard has been helping patients in Lancaster, OH since 1974, so we know what you're going through. We're here to help you, too. First, we'll do a careful examination to figure out the root cause of your pain, and then decide how to restore your body's natural functioning. Call us today at (740) 687-0100 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.