Friday, January 6, 2017

Common Causes of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome in Malaysia

Causes of thoracic outlet syndrome shown

What is Thoracic Outlet Syndrome and How to Treated in Malaysia

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome or TOS is a group of conditions that involves pain, numbness, or tingling sensation in the neck and/or upper limb as a result of compression of the neurovascular structures. This condition is very common in athletes that are actively involved in overhead sports. People with poor postures, such as drooping shoulders are more susceptible to thoracic outlet syndrome; as it reduces the thoracic outlet area. Congenital abnormalities in the neck can compress the neurovascular structures in the thoracic outlet and result in pain.  Signs and symptoms of thoracic outlet will present in the chest, collarbone area, upper back, or upper extremities. Birth defects or congenital anomalies of the neck or chest acre common causative factors in the development of a TOS. We have provided two below:
  1. Cervical rib: These include complete or incomplete cervical rib with a fibrous band that forms around the transverse process of the lower cervical segments.
  2. Collar bone or clavicular abnormalities are a few of the congenital abnormalities that can cause neurovascular compression at the thoracic outlet.

Learn more about Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Cervical ribs can present just on one side but are more commonly found on both sides when present. However, not everyone with cervical ribs has signs and symptoms of thoracic outlet syndrome. In fact, only about 10% of patients with cervical ribs have signs and symptoms of thoracic outlet syndrome. Shortening and tightening of the scalene muscles due to active trigger point can result in thoracic outlet syndrome. Patients with fractured first rib or clavicle, pseudoarthrosis of the clavicle, malunion of clavicular fractures, callus formation or crush injury to the upper thorax are at a higher risk of developing thoracic outlet syndrome.

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