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What is Thoracic Outlet Syndrome?


Why is my shoulder so tight? Why does my neck hurts? What is this tingling feel in my arm and shoulder? Why is one of my arms weaker than the other? In this video, Dr. Lee will be talking about one of the common shoulder issues: Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS) Dr. Lee believes that the best way to learn about your own body’s health, is to first understand its anatomy! He will be showing us the anatomy of thoracic outlet and the etiology of the TOS and explain why muscle balance and coordination are crucial elements in treating structural issues like Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. Also, he will be offering some alternative treatment options, for musculoskeletal issues aside from medication and surgery The common symptoms of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome include: - Pain and tightness in your shoulders - Neck pain - Neck stiffness - Muscle weakness - Numbness and Tingling sensation (sometimes coldness sensation) - Radiating pain that goes down your arm - Upper extremity pain when bending and lifting Complications of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome - Frozen Shoulder - Decrease range of motion of your neck and shoulder - Pain in elbow, wrist, and fingers - Elbow tendonitis - Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

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