Thoracic Outlet Syndrome is a common symptom after an auto collision, and it's something that Dr. Robert Ramsey sees frequently in our Gresham, OR office. The key to recovering from thoracic outlet syndrome caused by a crash is to understand the root cause of the problem and 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 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 injured, 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 pins and needles in the shoulder, elbow and even the wrist. Pressure on the blood vessels can also cause problems in the arm.
Gresham, OR Thoracic Outlet Treatment
Chiropractic can be an effective way to treat thoracic outlet syndrome, as Dr. Robert Ramsey will help improve mobility in your spine and restore normal nerve function in your neck and shoulder.
Dr. Robert Ramsey is here in Gresham, OR to help you recover from thoracic outlet syndrome. We've been helping patients since 1997 and we can probably help you, too. Dr. Robert Ramsey 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 (503) 667-6744 to make an appointment.