Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS) is a condition whereby the neurovascular bundle is compressed by surrounding musculatures and joint structures.
TOS is common amongst people who engage in repetitive shoulder activities such as swimmers, tennis players, weightlifters or amongst people who sustains long hours of poor posture such as office workers and hairdressers.
People with TOS may experience:
• Sharp, stabbing pain from neck, shoulders through to their fingers.
• Swelling/Puffiness in their arm.
• 'Dead Arm’ sensation after certain activities.
• Pins and Needles in affected arm.
Chiropractic treatments have been well documented to manage TOS in a drug-free and effective manner. The initial phase of treatment would focus on pain management by restoring proper biomechanical function of the surrounding joints and musculatures to reduce compression at the involved segment. Treatments would usually involve joint manipulation/mobilisation, trigger point therapy, home stretches and kinesiotaping. Once the symptoms subside, the patient would then be gradually exposed to an exercise program aimed at strengthening the region and restoring the posture.
If you are experiencing any of the symptoms above, please do not hesitate to come in for an examination at Spearwood Chiropractic. Call us on 0481342837 to make an appointment.
Spearwood Chiropractic utilises a unique combination of chiropractic and soft tissue therapy to deliver fast, effective and long lasting results for joints and muscular issues for all ages.
Our chiropractor, Dr Jackson Yee has a vast range of experience in managing muscular and joints disorders. With a particular passion for sports, Jackson has served as sport trainer at Jandakot Jets Football Club, Southern Lions Rugby Union Football Club, Fremantle Croatia Football Club and Lynwood United Football Club. Some services we offer are manipulative therapy, soft tissue therapy (dry needling/ acupuncture, deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy), exercise therapy, nutritional advice, biomechanical and ergonomic education, kinesiotaping and bulk billed x-ray referrals (if required).
Some common conditions our chiropractor treats are low back pain, neck pain, headache, sporting injuries, postural issues, nerve entrapment, sciatica, jaw pain, shoulder pain, wrist pain, elbow pain, hip pain, knee pain, ankle pain and foot pain.
Private health insurance rebates are available at Spearwood Chiropractic. The amount of coverage varies so please refer to your insurer for your level of rebate.
Located at 26 Sphinx Way Bibra Lake, Spearwood Chiropractic also services the surrounding suburbs of Coogee, Fremantle, Hamilton Hill, Beeliar, Success, Hammond Park, Aubin Grove, Bibra Lake, South Lake, Cockburn Central, Munster and Yangebup. To book an appointment, call us now on 0481342837 or enquire further on www.spearwoodchiropractic.com.au