Monday, January 16, 2017

Best Treatment for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome in Malaysia

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What is Thoracic Outlet Syndrome and How to Treat it in Malaysia?

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome is a complex disorder that impacts the neck, upper back, chest, shoulders, arms, wrists, and hands. It results from compression of blood vessels or nerves in the neck. The most common cause of these compressions is muscular issues that are coupled with neck, and upper back disorders of the spine. To recover, you need targeted care that fixes and repairs damaged tissues without surgery or injections. 

Surgical procedures of a thoracic outlet syndrome are entirely unwarranted. They are unwarranted a the condition is easily treated with focused therapy regiments. SUrgery has far more significant harmful impacts compared to the possible benefits it provides patients with thoracic outlet disorder.  

Steroidal injections are useless in patients with thoracic outlet syndrome. Injecting steroids into the muscles leads to degenerative changes that may not be reversible. Besides, it only offers a limited reduction of pain for 1-2 weeks. In light of its short-term effects and the harm it produces, it is far better to opt for non-invasive therapy procedures.

Is there any self-test that confirms a Thoracic Outlet Syndrome?

Roo's test the easiest self-assessment for thoracic outlet syndrome. It is quick and highly accurate. 
Roo’s test has better sensitivity for provoking symptoms of thoracic outlet syndrome. This test requires the patient to adapt to the “surrender position,” which involves hyperabduction and external rotation of the arm. The patient is instructed to open and close the hands for 1-3 minutes with the elbow bent and arms abducted to 90 degrees and externally rotated to compress the neurovascular structures and provoke the symptoms. The shoulder blades need to be evaluated to check for abnormal movement and position of the scapular.

What is compressed in a Thoracic Outlet Syndrome?

Sites of compression in thoracic outlet syndrome is shown

The site of compression of the thoracic outlet syndrome changes the main focus of the treatment. 
However, there are a few treatments that are suitable for most of the cases of TOS. The health practitioner should correct the drooping shoulders, poor posture, and poor body mechanics of the patient by teaching them proper positioning while sitting, standing, and lying down. 

What is the best treatment option for Thoracic Outlet Patients in Malaysia?

The best treatment for thoracic outlet syndrome in Malaysia consists of combined care given by chiropractors and physiotherapists.

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A corrective chiropractor can help realign your spine, shoulders, collarbone, and ribs. You will also need physiotherapy combined with chiropractic care. A clinical physiotherapist can help stretch and strengthen the muscles and ligaments of your spine and joints for faster recovery. Chiropractic Specialty Center® is the best center for conservative management of thoracic outlet syndrome in Malaysia. Our combined chiropractic and physiotherapy treatments are enriched with breakthrough technologies that competing centers do not have in Malaysia.

Manual therapy such as stretching, trigger point therapy, soft tissue mobilization, scapular mobilization, and scapula-thoracic mobilization can be used to address tight muscles and restricted tissues.

Restoration of the accessory motion at the sternoclavicular and acromioclavicular joints can be achieved by mobilization of the first rib. Side-bending and chin-tuck exercises help to stretch the soft tissues of the neck and strengthen the deep neck muscles. These exercises can correct anterior head carriage. Thoracic extension and brachial plexus stretching exercises can be given to reduce the tension in the muscles and neural structures.

Chiropractic Specialty Center® offers chiropractic treatment and physiotherapy for thoracic outlet syndrome in Malaysia. Our focused non-surgical treatments are what you need to recover from pain, numbness, and tingling sensation in the arm, forearm, or hand. For more information or inquiries, please contact us at 03-2093 1000.  

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