Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome is a complex condition in which blood vessels and/or nerves are entrapped or compressed as they exit the thorax.
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome is caused by a compression of the brachial plexus or subclavian blood vessels as they exit the neck into the shoulder region and pass under the first rib.
Symptoms of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome:
Symptoms are generally exacerbated by lifting your arm or turning your head or neck, in doing so you further compress the nerves and blood supply in the area.
Causes of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
Our Myotherapists are trained to assess Thoracic Outlet Syndrome and will put together an individualised treatment plan to help you minimise your pain. This will generally revolve around making space around the area through soft tissue treatment and postural correction.
Depending on your presentation treatment may also include a combination of the following techniques:
If you are experiencing Thoracic Outlet Syndrome or know someone who is call Essential Health on 9663 5134 to book an appointment today or to further discuss how Myotherapy will benefit you.