Ever wake up in the morning and notice one or both of your hands/arms are numb? This is usually due to a disorder called Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. Thoracic Outlet Syndrome is a group of disorders that occur when blood vessels or nerves in the space between your collarbone and your first rib (thoracic outlet) are compressed. This can cause pain in your shoulders and neck and numbness in your fingers.
Common causes of thoracic outlet syndrome include physical trauma from a car accident, poor posture, repetitive injuries from job- or sports-related activities, certain anatomical defects (such as having an extra rib), and pregnancy.
Manual medicines, such as chiropractic and massage, are two of the best therapies to remove the cause and symptoms of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome and prevent it from happening ever again. For more information about Chiropractic Care and what it can do for you, call Clayton Heights Chiropractic for a consultation.