• Julian Simpson

1 in 10 people get thoracic outlet syndrome.. so what is it?


Is a broad based term for syndromes that originate at the cervical spine and extends into the shoulder girdle.

Nearly 1 in 10 people will experience Thoracic outlet syndrome

RISK FACTORS are - neck trauma, athletes, repetitive work stress, poor posture, side sleepers, females , being overweight, large breasts, recent weight gain(thanks covid)

Aggravators are sustained shoulder elevation , suspensory holding activities, lying on the arm, carrying your purse on the one side, prolonged sitting watching Netflix

What we do - Stretching the shortened muscles ( the scalenes, pec minor, upper traps and levator scapulae ) Strengthening the deep neck flexors. Spinal adjustments of the neck , upper back, ribs and shoulder girdle

Treatment Schedule (To help accelerate your recovery , please do 30 minutes of exercise, 10 minutes of meditation and drink water daily )

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