THORACIC OUTLET SYNDROME

Symptoms may include pain, weakness, burning, numbness, tingling, discoloration and cold extremities.  These occur in the shoulder and possibly radiating through the hand.

CAUSES

Symptoms are caused when the brachial plexus (network of nerves originating in the spinal cord) are compressed or veins/artery compression under the collarbone region.

HOW WILL MASSAGE HELP

Massage can definitely help to alleviate the pain. Massage is a conservative modality that is a great resource before (temporary) steroid injections or even more permanent surgical procedures have been recommended. With a dedicated treatment regimen many clients have felt enough relief from massage to defer other treatment option and manage pain levels with significantly less to little or no pain.