If you work in a profession where you need to hold up your arms throughout the day then you may have heard of the term thoracic outlet syndrome throw around. If not then you need to keep reading because this is what you’re in for if you don’t do anything to prevent it.
What is it?
Thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) is what happens when you raise your arms above the level of your shoulders several times throughout the day. Think of hairdressers, painters, electricians, or anyone working at or above your shoulders. What happens is the muscles tighten from the neck to the shoulder. When this occurs, the nerves and blood vessels running to the arms get pinched off. This causes numbness, tingling, pain, and even weakness into the arms. This is especially bad as this will make work that much more difficult with these symptoms.
How to get rid of it or prevent it!
Here at awaken chiropractic, we are trained to find and eliminate the problem causing symptoms like TOS. TOS is after all not the problem, but the symptom of those muscles becoming tight and pinching the nerves and blood vessels due to the subluxations in the neck. Through chiropractic care, we can influence the neck to take the pressure off those muscles causing them to spasm in the first place therefore eliminating the problem
If you or anyone you know is experiencing these symptoms, please make an appointment or pass this along so they can awaken their health! Check below for your assessment!
Yours in Health,
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