If you suffer from thoracic outlet syndrome after an auto collision, don't despair. Dr. Cohen sees this type of condition very often in our Hauppauge, Long Island, NY office. Let's look at the root cause of thoracic outlet syndrome after a car accident and see how your chiropractor can help.

The thoracic outlet is a bundle of nerves and blood vessels 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 collision, these muscles can be stretched and strained. If injured, the muscles become inflamed and sore, and they can develop scar tissue which limits movement and puts pressure on the tissues of the thoracic outlet. Pressure on the nerves can cause tingling or numbness in the shoulder, elbow and even the wrist. Pressure on the blood vessels can also cause problems in the arm.

Hauppauge, Long Island, NY Thoracic Outlet Treatment

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

Dr. Cohen has been helping patients in Hauppauge, Long Island, NY since 2003, so we know what you're going through. We're here to help you, too. First, we'll do a careful examination to figure out the root cause of your problem, and then decide how to restore your body's natural functioning. Call us today at (631) 360-7999 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.

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