Thoracic Outlet Syndrome: Arm Pain, Numbness, and Tingling
Thoracic outlet syndrome a group of disorder occurs when the blood vessels or the nerves that go down to your arm get pinched or irritated. It can happen to anyone at any age. Thoracic Outlet Syndrome can be quite painful. What is worse if that some centers misdiagnose a Thoracic Outlet Syndrome with shoulder, neck or carpal tunnel syndrome.
The pinching and irritation of the sensitive nerves or vessels often occur in the space between the collarbone and the first rib. In most cases, the cause is an anatomical defect or variance. These anatomical defects and variations are asymptomatic. Symptoms such as pain, numbness or tingling can manifest over time or result from injury or poor posture.
Poor posture like drooping shoulders or holding the head in a forward position is the most common culprit in those that suffer from Thoracic Outlet Syndrome pain.
Another cause is trauma. A traumatic event like a car accident or sports injuries can lead to changes in stability; leading to nerve or vessel compression. Regardless of the cause, our clinical team can help you reclaim your life. So, there is no need for you to live with the pain. We can help.
There are two forms of trauma: a macro-trauma or a micro-trauma. Macro-traumatic events are major traumas we experience in life. These are the slip and falls, car accidents and the sports injuries we suffer. Micro-traumas are the repetitive things we do each day that hurt us. Thoracic Outlet Syndrom has a strong association with the type of job one has. Occupations that requires you to work with hands and arms above the shoulders can lead to a Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. Thus, it becomes necessary for those that do manual or physical work to get care from our team as soon as symptoms start. Doing so will improve your chance of a speedy recovery.
The sign and symptoms of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome vary; some will have numbness or tingling in the arm or the fingers region.
Pain in the neck, shoulder, hand and weakness in grip strength can also manifest in patients with Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. Some patients may even complain arms, hands or fingers.
Regardless of the type or severity of your symptoms, do not ignore a thoracic outlet syndrome. Urgent professional care should be sought immediately. Neglecting your pain can lead to further damage. An untreated thoracic outlet syndrome can result in damage to nerves or vessels. Damaged nerves and vessels are impossible to treat. Our advice is to get checked out as soon as possible to avoid the nasty pitfalls.
In our center, the care you get is a holistic approach, second to none. Our clinical team will use their skills, knowledge and advanced technology to treat even the most challenging case. Best of all, the care you get is non-surgical and non-invasive. That means no surgery or painful injections. Surgery should be the absolute last option. Thoracic Outlet Syndrome is reversible. Our clinical team members have treated thousands of patients with high degree of success.
Our methods and systems of care are effective as we target the problems at its roots. We do this by taking precautions in evaluating all aspects of your condition. Our chiropractors and physiotherapists will treat the cause of your pain, so it does not return. Our centers have the technology, skills, and collaborative teams to handle even severe cases of the spine and joint pain. Look to us when you are in pain. We are the premiere Non-surgical treatment center for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Spine, Joint and Sports Injury in Malaysia.
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Thoracic Outlet Syndrome is Reversible
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome is a condition that is often misdiagnosed by many. Misdiagnosis occurs because Thoracic Outlet pain mimics a shoulder pain or neck pain.
The symptoms of the thoracic outlet are similar to a slipped disc (slip disc) or cervical arthritis (spondylosis: bone spurs in the neck). Diagnosis is the most challenging and hardest part of the care you will get from a center. If the established diagnosis is correct, then your chance of getting the proper treatment from that center will increase. But, yet, if let’s say that they diagnosis your Thoracic Outlet Syndrome a slipped disc or a bone spur, then you can be sure that the care you get will not have much of an impact. In our center, the care you get is diagnosis specific. Our clinical teams of physiotherapists and chiropractors treat the cause and as such our thoracic outlet patients get better faster. In fact, we succeed when others fail.
The most common symptoms of a Thoracic Outlet Syndrome is the radiating pain down the arm. The pain may go with tingling or numbness, which is why some have difficulty differentiating this disorder from neck pain and slipped disc.The rampant misdiagnosis is the reason why we encourage those with numbness running to visit our Chiropractors and Physiotherapists. In our center, you can rest assured that the care and diagnosis you get are from a collaborative research-based clinical team that is second to none in Southeast Asia.
Our Chiropractors and Physiotherapists are research driven and focused team that offers the best possible holistic system of care for spine, joint and sports injuries. We have treated numerous patients with Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, and the most common denominator was the misdiagnosis and mismanagement of their condition by others.
There are differences between treatment center and clinic or hospitals that render care for those with spine, joint or sports injuries.
Treating illness, infections, pathology and cancer is much different than treating a spine, joint or sports injury. Our center knows these differences; our clinical team treats spine and joint conditions alone. We are not one of those “jacks-of-all -trades” centers, nor do we ever want to be! Thus, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome treatments and diagnosis is part and parcel of the services we offer on a daily basis. Why would you ever go to a center that rarely sees or treats a thoracic outlet syndrome patient? Best of all, our Thoracic Outlet Syndrome treatments are non-invasive: no medication, no injection or surgery. We identify the root-cause and then get busy fixing all the issues.
Diagnosis and treatment of a Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome is one of the most misdiagnosed conditions
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome can result from muscle injuries: tears or damage of the anterior scalene muscle can pinch nerves and vessels between the scalene muscles and other structures leading to pain, numbness, and tingling in the arms.
If your pain or numbness increases when you lift your arms above your shoulder, it could mean that your nerves or vessels are getting pinched under the pectoralis minor muscle. Another cause of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome is the impingements of blood vessels and nerves underneath the collarbone. Whatever, the cause our clinical teams of experts have the expertise to evaluate and treat your condition for a speedy recovery properly
In most patients, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome is an injury with small amounts of tearing in the scalene muscles. The injury can be the result of a motor vehicular accident, sports or the repetitive daily things you do that microscopically damages the muscle of neck, chest, and shoulders. Collectively these micro-traumatic events (injuries) add up, and over time they can lead to symptoms and pain down the arms and chest.
Carrying heavy purses or heavy schoolbags are great examples of repetitive traumatic episodes that have resulted in the development of the Thoracic Outlet Syndrome.
It is a difficult condition to pinpoint because the symptoms of the injury are not present at the time of damage.
Unlike a major traumatic event, the symptoms from repetitive injuries of shoulders can develop over time. This delayed reaction is yet another reason why Thoracic Outlet Syndrome is not diagnosed by most as an injury.
In our centers, our experienced Chiropractors are your best hope of getting a Thoracic Outlet Syndrome under control. The diagnosis and evaluative part of your condition are the most important component. A misdiagnosis can have grave consequences; this holds especially true for those that suffer from a Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
There are cases of thoracic outlet patient getting diagnosed with a Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Other misdiagnosis examples include but not limited to a radial nerve entrapment, ulnar nerve entrapments, and even a slipped disc. Unfortunately, for some even had surgical interventions such as a Carpal Tunnel Release, Radial nerve Release and even surgical interventions for a slipped disc performed. Will that will not occur in our centers. Our team takes the time to find the cause of your condition. In doing so, we avoid the misdiagnosis trap that other fall into often. Hence, visit one of our centers today for a useful therapeutic measure of your thoracic outlet syndrome that doesn’t include surgery.