Thoracic Outlet Syndrome and Car Accidents

If you suffer from thoracic outlet syndrome after an auto collision, don't despair. Dr. Robert Ramsey sees this type of problem very often in our Gresham, OR office. Let's look at the root cause of thoracic outlet syndrome after a car crash and see how your chiropractor 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 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 tender, 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 hand. Pressure on the blood vessels can also cause problems in the arm.

Gresham, OR Thoracic Outlet Treatment

Chiropractic adjustments 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.

You don't have to suffer from thoracic outlet syndrome. Dr. Robert Ramsey is conveniently located in Gresham, OR to help you recover, whether you've been in a car crash or not. Dr. Robert Ramsey will first determine what's causing your pain and then work to restore your body to its natural functioning. Ready to make an appointment? Give us a call at (503) 667-6744 and we'll get you back on the road to health.

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