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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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Effective treatment for thoracic outlet syndrome

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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.

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.

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.

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 best thoracic outlet syndrome treatment that's right for you


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Chiropractors are health care professionals focused on the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders, with an emphasis on treatment through joint manipulation, exercise and education. Available both in-person or online with TeleCARE.


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Massage Therapists use a range of soft tissue and joint stimulation techniques. Massage stimulates blood flow, restores muscle elasticity, and relieves built-up tension to repair your body and allow a calmer outlook on life.


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Physiotherapists work with you when you’ve experienced a work or sports injury, or are suffering from a chronic condition. You’ll improve strength, increase range of motion to restore your body’s functionality. Available both in-person or online with TeleCARE.

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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I was suffering from neck pain And numbness Dr. Shannon Webster, BA, DC Chiropractor, is helping me. Acupuncture helps me with pain, enhances my mood. She's fantastic, Dr.
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I cannot recommend Dr. Shannon Webster and Dr. Michael Torreiter enough. Both are super friendly and understanding and it has been an absolute pleasure to have met them and been treated by them.

I have been receiving treatment from Dr. Webster for a few months and I've been feeling much better. I had sever knee, shoulder and back pain. I couldn't squat or do push ups without my joints screaming at me. But now I'm not able to only do all those but also feel stronger. The most important piece is that she listened and took my history of many injuries into consideration. And as a dancer, I couldn't have asked for a better chiropractor who not only helped me feel better but also understood my needs.

I also brought my grandmother to Dr. Torreiter for her back pain for acupuncture. He was extremely kind, understanding, compassionate and everything that I could ask for. He made her feel comfortable and explained every step during each treatment. He made sure that she was well taken care of and also made other important referrals that lead to her recovery.

So far I have referred my whole family to these two wonderful individuals and everyone's experience has been equally great. Thanks to them we all are doing much better!