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Signs And Symptoms Of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

People with thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) often present with signs and symptoms that result from the compression of the neurovascular structures that travels from the neck to the axilla. They can present with arterial, venous, or neurogenic complications; however, most have a mixed presentation. Signs and symptoms of TOS include, but are not limited to neck pain, shoulder pain, numbness and tingling in the upper limb, weakness in the upper arm, and coldness in the upper extremities.

To recover from thoracic outlet syndrome, you need corrective treatments from expert chiropractors and physiotherapists. The combined methods of advacned chiropractic in Malaysia combined with physiotherapy work best for those suffering from a TOS.

People with a chronic abnormal movement of the shoulder blade are more susceptible to thoracic outlet syndrome. The tightness of the pectoralis minor, scalene, and upper trapezius muscle combined with weakness in serratus anterior and lower trapezius can cause excessive anterior tilting and protraction of the shoulder blade. Muscle issues can cause further compress the neurovascular structures in the thoracic outlet.

Adson’s Maneuver Is A Good Test For Thoracic Outlet Syndrome.

Adson’s test is used to assist the diagnosis of arterial compression in thoracic outlet syndrome. The patient is asked to rotate the head and neck towards the affected side and extend the neck. The practitioner can check for a diminished radial pulse while passively abducts, externally rotates, and extends the patient’s arm. The patient can take a deep breath and hold it further to increase the arterial compression at the thoracic outlet. Reproduction of the symptoms with diminished radial pulse indicates a positive sign for Adson’s test. 

Diagnosis and treatment of thoracic outlet syndrome’s signs and symptoms are best by CSC’s expert clinical team of physiotherapists and chiropractors in Kuala Lumpur; contact our main center on 03 2093 1000 for more information today.  Our chiropractors and physiotherapists are Malaysia’s best spine and joint specialists. We provide the best treatment for thoracic outlet syndrome in Malaysia.  

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