We treat many auto injury cases in in our Fairfax office, and a common symptom we see in our patients is thoracic outlet syndrome. Chiropractic care is an effective 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 blood vessels and nerves that travel through your neck and shoulder to your arm. These nerves and blood vessels don't have a lot of room, so they travel underneath and through 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 inflamed and sore, 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 hand. Pressure on the blood vessels can also cause problems in the arm.
Chiropractic adjustments can be an effective way to treat thoracic outlet syndrome, as Dr. Zapf will help improve mobility in your spine and restore normal nerve movement in your neck and shoulder.
Dr. Zapf has been helping patients in Fairfax for many years so we know what you're living with. We're here to help you, too. First, we'll do a careful evaluation to figure out the root cause of your pain, and then decide how to restore your body's natural functioning. Ready to make an appointment? Give us a call at (703) 455-9555 and we'll get you back on the road to health.