Thoracic outlet syndrome is a painful condition mostly manifesting in the upper portion of the body including the shoulders, neck, arms, and hands.  The condition occurs when there is compression of the nerves, arteries, or veins in the passageway from the lower neck to the upper portion of the arm.  Pain can be constant or intermittent.  It can also be a burning pain, sharp & stabbing, or an aching pain.  Unfortunately, a whiplash type injury or other shearing types of injury that can occur following an auto accident, can often cause a condition of this magnitude.

The varying aspects of this condition are why it’s important to have a thorough evaluation to determine the cause of the pain.  There are 3 main types and causes of thoracic outlet syndrome: neurogenic, venous, and arterial.  Due to the different types, there can be many different symptoms as well:  swelling, pain, loss of color in the arm, coldness, etc.

When you visit our office in Keller TX, Dr. Dennis James will consult with you regarding your condition and follow up with any necessary examination procedures to determine the cause of your pain.   Chiropractic, Acupuncture, and stretching are the most common non-invasive approaches for treating this condition.  Proper treatment of the involved area with gentle chiropractic and needle-less acupuncture allows for the release of compression, whether it’s due to nerve impingement or compressed blood vessels causing decreased blood flow.  Call our office today to schedule your consultation and examination with Dr. James:  817-337-3636

 

Dr. Dennis James, Performance Chiropractic Clinic, Keller TX

Certified in Brain & Whiplash Traumatology