Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Sunshine Coast Chiropractic & Performance

Dr Dean Ormsby, Rehab Chiropractor

BSc(Chiro), MClinChiro

Overview of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

As athletes, you put your bodies to the test daily. You push your limits and strive for excellence in your sport. But what happens when pain and discomfort strike, limiting your performance? Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS) is one such condition that may be hindering your athletic prowess. While the symptoms of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome can be common among athletes, each individual's experience with this condition is unique. As a rehab chiropractor, I am here to assess and diagnose your Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, tailoring the most effective treatment plan to get you back on track and performing at your best.

Signs & Symptoms of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome is characterized by a range of symptoms that can be both frustrating and debilitating. Some of the most common signs of TOS include:

  • Nerve pain: A burning sensation, sharp pain, or electric shock-like sensations in the neck, shoulder, arm, or hand.
  • Numbness and tingling: Experiencing a "pins and needles" sensation or numbness in your arm, hand, or fingers.
  • Weakness: A decrease in strength or difficult gripping objects, which can severely impact athletic performance.
  • Poor posture: The positioning of the head, neck, and shoulders can contribute to the development and severity of TOS.

Ignoring these symptoms can lead to dire consequences, both in the short term and long term. In the short term, untreated Thoracic Outlet Syndrome can cause reduced performance, increased risk of injury, and mental stress. In the long term, chronic discomfort, permanent nerve damage, and a decline in overall athletic ability may ensue.

Causes of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome can stem from various root causes, including repetitive strain injury, poor posture, car accidents, weightlifting, and even computer work. While these causes are common, each individual's TOS is unique and requires personalized attention for proper diagnosis and treatment.

When To Seek The Advice of a Rehab Chiropractor

Q: What are the best exercises and stretches for thoracic outlet syndrome relief?

A: A rehab chiropractor can recommend specific exercises and stretches tailored to your unique situation, ensuring the most effective results.

Q: How can i prevent thoracic outlet syndrome from worsening?

A: A rehab chiropractor can teach you proper posture, ergonomics, and self-care techniques to minimize the risk of recurrence or exacerbation of symptoms.

Q: How do I know if my thoracic outlet syndrome is nerve, vascular, or muscle related?

A: A thorough examination by a rehab chiropractor can determine the underlying cause of your TOS and devise the appropriate treatment plan.

Q: What are the treatment options for thoracic outlet syndrome?

A: Treatment options vary depending on the cause and severity of your TOS. A rehab chiropractor can assess your condition and recommend the best course of action, which may include chiropractic adjustments, physical therapy, massage, or even surgery.

Q: How long will it take to recover from thoracic outlet syndrome?=

A: Recovery time varies based on the severity of the TOS and the chosen treatment plan. A rehab chiropractor can give you a better idea of what to expect during your recovery process.

Visit Us

Don't let Thoracic Outlet Syndrome hold you back from reaching your full athletic potential. Visit our clinic today and let our expert rehab chiropractor create a personalized treatment plan to bring relief and recovery to your unique situation. Experience the benefits of expert care and regain control of your athletic performance. Book an appointment now and start your journey to a stronger, healthier, and pain-free future.

Dr Dean, Rehab Chiropractor, at the Synergy Performance Institute

Zeal Chiropractic & Performance Sunshine Coast

• We will take the time to truly understand your problem and listen.

• You will be given a clear plan of care unique to your specific situation.

• We will spend an hour with you one on one providing chiropractic care, soft tissue therapy and rehab.

• We will focus on getting you an outcome not just pain relief.

Forest Glen Clinic

@ Synergy Performance Institute

35 Owen Creek Rd, Forest Glen 4556 QLD

Hours

Tuesday 3pm–7pm

Thursday 3pm–7pm

Friday 3pm–7pm

Directions

Enter through the main entrance and take the elevator or stairs to your right and go to level 1. Take a seat in the waiting area where Dr Dean will meet you.

Kilcoy Clinic

@ Kilcoy Indoor Sport Centre

14-16 Hope St, Kilcoy 4515 QLD

Hours

Saturday 8am–1pm

Directions

Enter through the main entrance and we are the first room on the left. Take a seat in the waiting area where Dr Dean will meet you.


Forest Glen Clinic

@ Synergy Performance Institute

35 Owen Creek Rd, Forest Glen 4556 QLD

Hours

Tuesday 3pm–7pm

Thursday 3pm–7pm

Friday 3pm–7pm

Kilcoy Clinic

@ Kilcoy Indoor Sport Centre

14-16 Hope St, Kilcoy 4515 QLD

Hours

Saturday 8am–1pm

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