Thoracic Outlet Syndrome and Car Crashes

If you are suffering from thoracic outlet syndrome after a car crash, don't worry. Northside Chiropractic sees this type of problem very often in our Port Coquitlam office. Let's take a look at why thoracic outlet syndrome is commonly experienced after an auto collision and see how your chiropractor can help you recover.

The thoracic outlet is a bundle of blood vessels and nerves that pass through your neck and shoulder to your arm. These nerves and blood vessels don't have a lot of room, so they pass underneath and between the strong bands of muscles that support your head.

In a crash, these muscles can be stretched and strained. If damaged, the muscles become inflamed and sore, and they can develop scar tissue which restricts motion and puts pressure 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.

Port Coquitlam Thoracic Outlet Treatment

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

Northside Chiropractic is here in Port Coquitlam to help you recover from thoracic outlet syndrome. We've been helping patients since 1987 and we can probably help you, too. First, we'll do a careful examination to determine the root cause of your pain, and then decide how to restore your body's natural functioning. Call us today at (604) 941-4596 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.

  1. Dr. Eric Olson provides quality chiropractic care to patients in Port Coquitlam, B.C. If you suffer from back pain, neck pain, headache, sciatica or have been in an auto collision, Northside Chiropractic can get you back on the road to health.