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Thoracic Outlet Syndrome Pain Relief

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS) is a medical condition that refers to the physical symptoms of compression in the area between your base of the neck and armpit. Whether it’s an injury from work, playing sports or just getting older, CARESPACE can help.

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The best treatment for thoracic outlet syndrome near you

CARESPACE is less than 10-minutes away

Good news – if you’re looking for thoracic outlet syndrome treatment near you and are in the Kitchener Waterloo area, there’s a CARESPACE multidisciplinary clinic less than 10-minutes away (book by selecting a discipline below). And even better, our evidence-based team is driven to get the results you want so you can be your best.

There are many causes of thoracic outlet syndrome

Many individuals are unaware they may have Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS), as its causes can be varied and sometimes difficult to identify. Common sources of muscle or nerve involvement can include anatomical variations around the thoracic outlet, poor posture or biomechanics, inflammatory processes such as arthritis, overuse injuries and sports related trauma. Treatments by chiropractors or physiotherapists may include massage therapy, stretching exercises and strengthening exercises in order to reduce muscle tightness and improve joint movement to help with pain management. It is essential to seek chiropractic or physiotherapy assessments if you have any concerns when identifying if TOS could be causing your symptoms.

Get the best treatment to help your thoracic outlet syndrome

We all know that health and wellness is important, but with so many competing priorities, it’s hard to stay on top of it. CARESPACE provides the best treatment options to help heal your thoracic outlet syndrome quickly. CARESPACE uses a result-oriented, natural approach to rehabilitation and wellness with your choice of Chiropractic, Massage Therapy and Physiotherapy. CARESPACE practitioners work together to understand both your primary concerns and long-term health goals. Multidisciplinary evidence-based plans are designed to address the root causes and are developed to provide fast and long-lasting relief to ensure you can start living your healthier life today.

What is thoracic outlet syndrome?

Thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) is a common neuromuscular condition that typically affects the neck, collarbone, and shoulder areas. It occurs when the nerves and/or blood vessels that pass through the area become compressed by surrounding anatomy such as bones, muscles, and ligaments.

What are the symptoms of thoracic outlet syndrome?

The most common symptoms of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome are pain and numbness in the neck, chest, and arms. Other symptoms can include tingling sensations, burning or stabbing pains in the shoulders, arms or hands, headaches, muscle aches, fatigue, tremors, and difficulty with fine motor skills such as buttoning a shirt. People with TOS may also experience weakness or clumsiness when performing activities such as reaching for objects or writing. If you have any of these symptoms it is important to see your doctor to discuss if TOS may be causing them.

What are the the treatments for thoracic outlet syndrome?

Thoracic outlet syndrome is a very common condition that many people suffer from, but luckily, it has several effective treatment options. Chiropractors specialize in the movement of bones and soft tissues; they may be able to reduce tension in the neck and shoulder muscles to relieve pain associated with thoracic outlet syndrome. Physiotherapy can also help to restore range of motion, improve posture, reduce stress on the nerve and muscles in the thoracic area. Massage therapy is another form of treatment where manual pressure helps loosen tight muscles, while stretches target areas which feel stiff and restricted. Together, chiropractic care, physiotherapy and massage can work together to help reduce the symptoms associated with thoracic outlet syndrome.

Get the thoracic outlet syndrome treatment that's right for you

Choose Your Chiropractor

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By using gentle manual adjustments and other techniques, chiropractors can help relieve your thoracic outlet syndrome symptoms and improve your range of motion. Whether you’re dealing with numbness, tingling, or muscle weakness, a chiropractor can work with you to develop a treatment plan that addresses your needs.

Choose Your RMT

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Massage therapy is an effective way to alleviate the symptoms of thoracic outlet syndrome. By targeting the muscles and tissues in the affected area, massage can help increase circulation, promote relaxation, reduce tension and help break up any adhesions or scar tissue that may be contributing to your pain.

Choose Your Physiotherapist

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Thoracic outlet syndrome can often be alleviated with the proper physiotherapy treatments like postural exercises, massage, joint mobilization, or stretches that target specific muscle groups. A physiotherapist can suggest adjusting your sleeping position or modifying your work setup which can improve your symptoms.

Not sure which discipline to select?

Chiropractic, Massage Therapy and Physiotherapy can all be effective for thoracic outlet syndrome. Choose any one of the above. Once the initial assessment has been completed, you will be directed to the discipline and practitioner who will be able to deliver the best results.

Still not sure? Simply give us a call at (519) 208-2273 and we will help find the right therapy for your needs.

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