Thoracic Outlet Syndrome and Car Accidents

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome is a common problem after a car accident, and it's something that Drs. Matt & Annie Reyes sees often in our State College, PA office. Let's look at why thoracic outlet syndrome is frequently experienced after an auto collision and see how your chiropractor can help you get better.

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 space, so they travel underneath 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 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 wrist. Pressure on the blood vessels can also cause problems in the arm.

State College, PA Thoracic Outlet Treatment

Chiropractic adjustments can be an effective way to treat thoracic outlet syndrome, as Drs. Matt & Annie Reyes 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. Drs. Matt & Annie Reyes is conveniently located in State College, PA to help you get better, whether you've been in an auto collision or not. First, we'll do a careful assessment to establish the root cause of your problem, and then decide how to restore your body's natural functioning. Give our office a call today at (814) 308-9352 to make an appointment.

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