If you suffer from thoracic outlet syndrome after a car accident, don't worry. Dr. Zapf sees this type of problem very often in our Burke office. Chiropractic is a great way to treat thoracic outlet syndrome. Let's look at how thoracic outlet syndrome is caused by a crash and how Dr. Zapf 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 muscles can be stretched and strained. If damaged, the muscles become inflamed and tender, and they can develop scar tissue which restricts 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.
Burke Thoracic Outlet Treatment
Chiropractic can be an effective way to treat thoracic outlet syndrome, as Dr. Zapf will help improve mobility in your spine and restore normal nerve function in your neck and shoulder.
Dr. Zapf is here in Burke to help you recover from thoracic outlet syndrome. We've been helping patients since 1986 and we can probably 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 plan of action. Ready to make an appointment? Give us a call at (703) 455-9555 and we'll get you back on the road to health.