Sunday, January 1, 2017

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome Treatment in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Compression of brachial plexus in thoracic outlet syndrome

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome with Chiropractic Care and Physiotherapy

Patients with thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) often present with neck pain, shoulder pain, numbness, or tingling that affects the entire or part of the upper limb. Also, weakness in the shoulder, arm, or wrists may be present. Sometimes patients may complain of coolness or venous engorgement of the affected arm. Patient with TOS often complained of signs and symptoms that result from irritation of the artery, venous, neural structures, or a combination of the structures above.

A thoracic outlet syndrome is a group of conditions due to compression of the neurovascular structures that run from the neck to the axilla through the thoracic outlet. The brachial plexus and subclavian vessels are the most common sites of compressions. Your brachial plexus is a collection of nerves that emerge from the neck. In addition to compression of brachial plexus, you may also have compression of the vessels near the brachial plexus. The combined collections of nerves and vessels are called the neurovascular bundle. As mentioned, compression of the neurovascular structures or bundles results when ribs, collarbones, or muscles compress them. When such compression occurs between the rib and collar bone, it is called a costoclavicular syndrome.

Another common site of compression is the space between the anterior scalene muscle, the middle scalene muscle and the upper border of the first rib. This is usually known as the anterior scalene syndrome. Hyperabduction syndrome or pectoralis minor syndrome involves the compression of the neurovascular structures at the space between the coracoid process and the pectoralis minor insertion.

Chiropractic therapy, coupled with physiotherapy in Chiropractic Specialty Center®, can help to alleviate the signs and symptoms of thoracic outlet syndrome. For more information or inquiries, please contact us at 03-2093 1000.

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