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Now and Zen Bodyworks and Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) is a set of symptoms due to compression and/or irritation of these vessels and nerves. There is much controversy among physicians and diagnosing this syndrome is very difficult. It is often confused with carpal tunnel syndrome, brachial plexus syndrome, rotator cuff syndrome and bursitis.

If the problem is muscular may very well help alleviate your symptoms. Constant muscle tension in the neck or muscles with trigger points could compress the nerve or artery, or press them against the bone. Other possible treatments should include postural retraining, and structural alignment, muscle strengthening and stretching.

Treatment includes specialized. Exercise routines, massage therapy techniques, possible physical therapy, and in some severe cases, surgery. Clients are also advised to avoid being in prolonged positions with the shoulders and arms.


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