Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
If you are experiencing pain or tingling in your arm and hand, a weakening grip and neck pain, you may be suffering from Thoracic Outlet Syndrome! Our Oakville chiropractor can diagnose and treat your symptoms and get you back to the activities you love pain-free!
The thoracic outlet is the area between your neck and shoulder, underneath your collarbone. This is a very important area where the nerves, arteries and veins that supply your entire arm and hand pass through. Thoracic Outlet Syndrome occurs if the nerves, arteries or veins are compressed in this region. This can occur due to repetitive strain on the arms or neck, anatomical anomalies (like an extra rib), poor posture or pregnancy.
Symptoms of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome can include pain, numbness and/or tingling in the fingers. Muscle weakness in the arm or hand, or pain in the neck are also symptoms of this condition. If the cause is vascular, then it is possible to experience cold hands/fingers or even a bluish or pale appearance to the skin of the hands and fingers!