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Why Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS) Patients Should Consider Chiropractic Care

Are you suffering from thoracic outlet syndrome?

We understand your pain and the problems that you have to face on a daily basis—from excruciating aches and tingling in your arms, to numbness in the upper limbs and feeling weak while gripping an object.

When our clients approach us, complaining about the experienced symptoms of TOS, we often recommend chiropractic treatment.

How can chiropractic care help treat thoracic outlet syndrome?

Allow us to explain.

What Causes Thoracic Outlet Syndrome?

To understand how chiropractic care can help you and all those suffering from TOS, you first have to understand the condition—thoracic outlet syndrome.

Thoracic outlet syndrome or TOS, is a condition characterized by the irritation of nerves and blood vessels that lie in a region called thoracic outlet. This region extends between your collar bone and your first rib.

What causes the irritation of this bundle of nerves and blood vessels?

The mechanical breakdown of the passages through which these nerves and blood vessels are running.

  • This may happen because of an auto accident, in which the bones and joints may de-align and press against one of the nerves or blood vessels.
  • It may happen because of work related or sports injuries in which a de-aligned bone ends up mechanically compressing the network of arteries, veins or nerves.
  • Or, it may simply result from having an anatomical abnormality, such as an extra rib, a long neck etc.

Now that you know what causes thoracic outlet syndrome, explaining the treatment part through a chiropractic care session would be easier.

Chiropractic Care – The Manipulative Treatment of Misalignments

During a chiropractic care session, using a number of treatment methods, a chiropractor works towards realigning the misaligned joints and bones.

So, if there are any misaligned hard tissues in the neck region, through chiropractic care it can be readjusted.

If there is a breakdown of joint alignment in the lower neck, it can be worked towards restoration. Where it’s a strained soft tissue—in this case the muscles that run deep in the side of the neck—through chiropractic care, the stress can be relieved and thus muscle balance can be restored.

If any nerve has been pressed, it can be released through chiropractic care.

All this helps to revert the mechanical breakdown of the passages, thereby, reducing or completely eliminating the experienced irritation in nerves and blood vessels.

This is how chiropractic care can help in the treatment of TOS, enabling you to recover from the condition successfully.

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If you want to consult Chiropractors in Jacksonville FL, we are here to help. Our chiropractors are licensed and experienced to diagnose and treat TOS effectively. We have handled many cases of TOS successfully and we are sure our individualized treatment plan can also help you. We look forward to serving you!

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