Understanding Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

tosThoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS) consists of a group of distinct disorders that affect the nerves in the brachial plexus (nerves that pass into the arms from the neck) and the subclavian artery and vein blood vessels between the base of the neck and axilla (armpit).

Symptoms include:
neck, shoulder, and arm pain, numbness, or impaired circulation  to the extremities (causing discoloration). Often symptoms are reproduced when the arm is positioned above the shoulder or extended. Patients can have a wide spectrum of symptoms from mild and intermittent, to severe and constant. Pains can extend to the fingers and hands, causing weakness.

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Myofascial Release & Injury Specific Techniques performed by the therapists at Advanced Alternatives Massage Therapy have proven to be effective by encouraging the lengthening of the pectoral muscles thus allowing more space for the Thoracic Nerve to pass. Addressing Trigger Points and reducing pain referral patterns help to relieve the discomfort associated with soft tissue injury. Increasing flexibility through assisted range of motion and Myofascial Release (MFR) are very effective and offer long lasting results.