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Thoracic Outlet Syndrome: Pins & Needles

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome web

TOS, aka Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, is a disorder when blood vessels or nerves in the space between your collarbone and your first rib (thoracic outlet) are compressed. This can cause pain in your shoulders, neck and numbness (pins & needles) in your fingers. While the cause of the compression varies, it can include anatomical defects, poor posture, trauma, repetitive activity, pressure joints, pregnancy. 

Often people with TOS will wake up in the middle of the night with pins & needles in their hand and shake it off and the symptom goes.

Exercises can help, otherwise chiropractic adjustments to the neck and shoulder may be required to alleviate the compressed structures.

Taking care of your health by preventative measures is always the best course of action. If you find yourself in discomfort please make an appointment with Mary Anne Lowery Chiropractor to discuss what assistance can be offered to you.

So don’t hesitate, call now on 4721 2143 to improve your quality of life.

References:

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/thoracic-outlet-syndrome/home/ovc-20237878

http://www.medicinenet.com/thoracic_outlet_syndrome/article.htmhttp://www.medicinenet.com/thoracic_outlet_syndrome/article.htm

 

 

 

 

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