Are you suffering from Thoracic Outlet Syndrome? Read this article on the best exercises to help with Thoracic Outlet Syndrome from your downtown Toronto Chiropractor!

Thoracic outlet syndrome can be a very uncomfortable condition for those who suffer from it. Thoracic outlet syndrome occurs when the nerves, arteries, and veins become compressed in between the neck and the armpit. This can cause pain, tingling, numbness in the arm and down into the hand and fingers. The most common type of thoracic outlet syndrome is neurogenic - meaning it is the nerves that are compressed. This can lead to pain, numbness and tingling and even atrophy of certain muscles in the hand and arm.
This form of thoracic outlet syndrome is the most common type we see in our chiropractic clinic in downtown Toronto. People working in downtown Toronto spend long hours sitting at a desk in front of a computer. This can create long term strain onto the muscles and the structures of not only the neck, but the rib cage and the shoulder. All three of these structures can contribute to thoracic outlet syndrome. Another common cause of thoracic outlet syndrome is from a cervical rib, these can easily be identified on x-ray imaging.
In our chiropractic clinic, we use the best chiropractic techniques to help alleviate thoracic outlet syndrome. We use a combination of chiropractic adjustments, mirror image exercises to correct postural distortions that can further increase the symptoms, and at home exercises to help stretch out the area of concern. I am sharing with you today, the best exercises out there to help stretch out the tight muscles that can cause thoracic outlet syndrome.
Before you begin these exercises, consult a chiropractor to determine if you do actually have thoracic outlet syndrome, there are other problems that can mimic thoracic outlet syndrome and these exercises will only partially help you in your quest to get better.
If you live or work in downtown Toronto and are looking for a chiropractor to help you diagnose whether you have thoracic outlet syndrome, give us a call and we will schedule you for a thorough initial examination and x-rays.
Enjoy the exercises!
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