An automobile accident or injury can put your entire life on hold. No matter that situation or severity, it’s possible to suffer neck and back injury or discomfort from even the smallest incident or “fender bender.” Many people choose to ignore symptoms of what turns out to be a serious internal spinal injury and do not seek a doctor’s aid. Proper chiropractic treatment can be the solution to pain, discomfort, and any number of other problems caused by an automobile accident.
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome manifests in many ways but is most commonly associated with numbness, tingling, pain, or decreased circulation in the shoulder, arms, or hands. The thoracic itself is an important bundle of blood vessels located on the side of the neck where it meets the shoulder. These vessels are located in a bottleneck: a narrow passage that can be easily pinched or disrupted when injury to the head or neck is sustained.
Problems in the thoracic region can cause inflammation to the muscles in the area, compressing the nerves and resulting in the previously mentioned symptoms. It’s not always easy identifying the exact source of pain or injury in the neck. With such a complex region, other symptoms may emerge in the hands or elbows that are easy to overlook as problems beginning in the thoracic.
Proper chiropractic treatment and evaluation can determine if the root cause of your pain and discomfort is Thoracic Outlet Syndrome and may be able to help relieve the symptoms and gradually heal the injured area. Developing both a short- and long-term treatment plan to address your pain is important. When speaking with your chiropractor, be sure to thoroughly address your symptoms and how they affect your ability to live your daily life as usual.
Don’t suffer with pain and numbness in silence. If your neck, shoulder, arms, or hands are experiencing tingling, numbness, stiffness, or decreased circulation after an automobile injury or other incident, be sure to speak to a chiropractor right away to begin on the path to reclaim your health.
Call the office right away for more information about this syndrome or to schedule a consultation for chiropractic treatment. We understand that chronic pain can disrupt your life but trust us – it doesn’t have to. Together, we can develop a plan to address the source or sources of your pain and get you back on your way to living your life the way you used to.