If you are dealing with thoracic outlet syndrome after a car accident, don't worry. Dr. Roxann Bettencourt, DC sees this type of problem frequently in our Napa, CA office. Let's look at the root cause of thoracic outlet syndrome after an auto injury and see how chiropractic care can help.
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 travel under and through the strong bands of muscles that support your head.
In a crash, these muscles can be stretched and strained. If injured, the muscles become swollen 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 hand. Pressure on the blood vessels can also cause problems in the arm.
Napa, CA Thoracic Outlet Treatment
Chiropractic can be an effective way to treat thoracic outlet syndrome, as Dr. Roxann Bettencourt, DC will help improve mobility in your spine and restore normal nerve function in your neck and shoulder.
Dr. Roxann Bettencourt, DC has been helping patients in Napa, CA since 2006, so we know what you're suffering from. We're here to help you, too. First, we'll do a careful assessment to figure out the root cause of your problem, and then decide how to restore your body's natural functioning. Call us today at (707) 257-3600 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.