Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome And Massage Therapy

What is the thoracic outlet syndrome?

Although many people believe that the disease has become a bad and deaf in one hand raised, the chest syndrome is the term for a group of diseases painful nerve entrapment whereby the nerve bundle of the arm (brachial grid) is put under excessive pressure to the muscles in front of the neck (mm), followed by the clavicle and the first side of the chest or minor chest / armpit area. The most common symptoms of thoracic outlet syndrome include pain and numbness in the hand and arm on the affected side, but who may suffer from this condition have only pain or numbness only. In some cases, the thoracic outlet syndrome may include a dangerous restriction in blood flow. In most cases the symptoms are on one side, but can affect both parties in some cases.

What is the cause of the syndrome Thoracic Outlet;

There are many causes of thoracic outlet syndrome, including whiplash from accidents and sports injuries. Postural problems, especially the head forward, as managing employees and computer users, can also cause the appearance of this syndrome. Thoracic outlet syndrome movement can also lead to stretch the muscles in the chest during training or impact injuries to the shoulder and chest. It is rare, side neck to blame for this situation.

There are many possibilities, such as massage and bodywork can be used to treat thoracic outlet syndrome. The therapist uses various techniques to alleviate the situation. For example, the therapist may use Neuromuscular therapy or Trigger Point Therapy to eliminate myofascial trigger points in the scalene muscles and other muscles of the neck. The masseuse may also myofascial release techniques or techniques deep tissue massage, fascial adhesions in the thoracic outlet and surrounding tissue are techniques that release energy in muscles used to gently stretch the scalene muscles and other affected the neck, chest and muscle pain. Thoracic outlet syndrome responds well to treatment from his position as Ortho-Bionomy who cooperate with the nervous system of the body to release muscle and joint movement in the region.
Ortho-Bionomy is particularly effective when it is compressed nerves key (key) and the first side. Apart from work on the scalene and pectoralis minor may be necessary to provide therapy for other muscles in addition to or in the scalene or pectoralis minor to improve the balance of the muscles. Treatment of postural problems may also be necessary.
Integrated massage therapy and bodywork, in conjunction with a home stretching and exercise, usually helps quite thoracic outlet syndrome problems.

The information contained in this article is provided for informational purposes only. There should be a medical diagnosis, only a doctor can diagnose a license thoracic outlet syndrome. If you think you have symptoms of thoracic outlet syndrome, consult your doctor, may belong to a correct diagnosis and treatment planning, massage and bodywork. There are a number of serious diseases such as thoracic outlet syndrome, which may require immediate medical care.

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