Thoracic Outlet Syndrome and Car Accidents

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome is a common problem after a car crash, and it's something that Dr. Phelts sees frequently in our New York office. Let's look at the root cause of thoracic outlet syndrome after a car accident and see how chiropractic care can help.

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 under and through the strong bands of muscles that support your head.

In a collision, these muscles can be stretched and strained. If injured, the muscles become inflamed and tender, and they can develop scar tissue which limits motion 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.

New York Thoracic Outlet Treatment

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

Dr. Phelts has been helping patients in New York since 2003, so we know what you're experiencing. We're here to help you, too. The first step is to get an accurate diagnosis to determine what's causing your symptoms and then we will determine an appropriate treatment approach. Ready to make an appointment? Give us a call at (212) 286-2012 and we'll get you back on the road to health.

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