Thoracic Outlet Syndrome and Car Crashes
Your neck is exposed to very high stresses and strains during a car crash, and we see many patients report arm and shoulder pain after an auto collision. Thoracic outlet syndrome is felt as numbness, prickling, soreness or decreased circulation in the shoulders, arms or fingertips.
The thoracic outlet is a narrow space through which an important bundle of nerves and arteries travel between the head and arm. The space is small and damage to the neck can cause inflammation of the muscles in the area, which can then constrict the nerves and result in symptoms.
Because the neck is complicated, it can be difficult pinpointing the precise source of your pain, and other conditions can imitate the symptoms of thoracic outlet syndrome.
If you have been in a car crash and have symptoms of thoracic outlet syndrome, Dr. Pozarnsky is here to help. We can help establish the root cause of your problem and develop a treatment plan to help you reclaim your health. We have helped many people in Fargo, ND heal from these sorts of problems since 2008 and we might be able to help you, as well!
Call our office today at (701) 893-7878 for a consultation or for more information.