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TOS – Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Neuromuscular Deep Tissue Massage can reduce your Thoracic Outlet syndrome (TOS and much more. Repetitive motion from sports, muscle fatigue decreases proper circulation to these areas can cause deep aches, throbbing, tingling, numbness, spasming, shooting pain in the neck, spine, arms and hands. TOS may cause you to loose sleep and take a leave of absence from work.
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS) is a group of distinct disorders producing signs and symptoms attributed to compression of nerves and blood vessels in the thoracic outlet region or vertebra connected to the rib cage from the shoulder to mid- back.

Clinical signs and symptoms of TOS usually include deep joint and muscle pain in the neck and shoulder area and numbness and weakness in the arms and hands.

Risk factors for TOS may include trauma to the shoulder/neck, postural distortions, congenital anomalies (cervical rib and band syndrome). Epidemiologic studies have shown that TOS may be associated with certain occupations that involve repetitive motion in work environments. When your body is in static postural positions for prolonged periods of time at your desk as well as jobs involving heavy lifting contributes towards these symptoms.

A variety of other conditions may produce signs and symptoms that may be confused with TOS including carpal tunnel syndrome, cervical spine disease (Scoliosis) with nerve root compression, tumors of the spinal cord or brachial plexus, as well as a variety of other neuromuscular disorders.

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS)
Examples of symptoms described by those suffering from TOS. These are excerpts from a medical chat room web site where surgery and medication was prescribed. Two to four years later these patients were still in pain and the pain was moving throughout their body.