Thoracic Outlet Syndrome and Car Crashes

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome and Car Crashes

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome is a common condition after a car crash, and it’s something that Dr. Joseph Hakimi sees frequently in our Mid-Wilshire, LA office. Chiropractic is an excellent way to treat thoracic outlet syndrome. Let’s look at how thoracic outlet syndrome is caused by a crash and how Dr. Joseph Hakimi can help you.

The thoracic outlet is a bundle of blood vessels and nerves that pass through your neck and shoulder to your arm. These vessels don’t have a lot of room, so they travel under and between 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.

Mid-Wilshire, LA Thoracic Outlet Treatment


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

If you’ve been injured in a car crash and you’re struggling with thoracic outlet syndrome, Dr. Joseph Hakimi is here to help. Dr. Joseph Hakimi will first determine what’s causing your pain and then work to restore your body to its natural functioning. Call us today at
(213) 984-4575 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.

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