Thoracic Outlet Syndrome and Car Accidents

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If you have thoracic outlet syndrome after an auto collision, you're not alone. Full Motion Chiropractic sees this type of condition frequently in our Hopkins office. Let's take a look at why thoracic outlet syndrome is commonly experienced after a car crash and see how chiropractic care can help you heal.

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 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 sore, and they can develop scar tissue which limits 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.

Hopkins, MN Thoracic Outlet Treatment

Chiropractic adjustments can be an effective way to treat thoracic outlet syndrome, as Dr. Adam Sagedahl will help improve mobility in your spine and restore normal nerve function in your neck and shoulder.

Full Motion Chiropractic has been helping patients in Hopkins, since 2009, so we know what you're going through. We're here to help you, too. Dr. Sagedahl 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 (612) 655-3073 to make an appointment.