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Thoracic Outlet Syndrome with Chiropractic Care and Physiotherapy

Chiropractic Specialty Center® provides award-winning physiotherapy combined with chiropractic in Kuala Lumpur for non-surgical treatment of thoracic outlet syndrome in Malaysia; contact us today!

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. Patients with TOS often complained of signs and symptoms that result from irritation of the artery, venous, neural structures, or a combination of the structures mentioned 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 the brachial plexus compression, 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.

Hyperabduction syndrome or pectoralis minor syndrome involves the compression of the neurovascular structures between the coracoid process and the insertion of the pectoralis minor muscle. 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.

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

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