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Thoracic Outlet Syndrome and Auto Injury

We manage many car accident cases in in our Redondo Beach office, and a widespread symptom we see in our patients is thoracic outlet syndrome. What causes thoracic outlet syndrome after a car crash? How can chiropractic care help?

The thoracic outlet is a bundle of blood vessels and nerves that travel through your neck and shoulder to your arm. These vessels don't have a lot of space, so they pass under 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 swollen and tender, and they can develop scar tissue which restricts movement and puts stress on the tissues of the thoracic outlet. Pressure on the nerves can cause tingling or numbness in the shoulder, elbow and even the hand. Pressure on the blood vessels can also cause problems in the arm.

Redondo Beach Thoracic Outlet Treatment

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

Dr. Vinick is here in Redondo Beach to help you recover from thoracic outlet syndrome. We've been helping patients since 1987 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. Give our office a call today at (310) 375-4325 to make an appointment.

March 20, 2017