Tips to Help With Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
Most of us will experience TOS symptoms at some point in our lives. The Scalene muscles are used as accessory breathing muscles and are often overused due to the forward drawn postures. TOS is not immediately life threatening but can be a precursor to frozen shoulder, or carpel tunnel syndrome, so it is important to get check out if you are experiencing these symptoms.
The most common surgical procedure is to remove the first rib, which ends up being a nasty surgery and pretty painful. The team at Northern Edge Chiropractic LLC in Plymouth, MN gets great results treating TOS. By adjusting the first rib and doing muscle therapy on the Scalene’s we can reduce the amount of irritation on the nerves and blood vessels running through the superior thoracic outlet.