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Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (Diagnosis | Tests | Stretches | Exercises)

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    Thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) is a condition that is not well understood by clinicians and the general public. In clinical practice, thoracic outlet syndrome is typically not a diagnosis that gets considered early on, being passed over for other conditions such as cervical radiculopathy, frozen shoulder, rotator cuff tears, and many other pathologies, which can lead to it being mismanaged.
    TOS can be well managed conservatively if the appropriate care is implemented. In this video we break down the general condition, common assessments used, and go through different stretches and exercises that you can implement in management of the condition.
    Disclaimer: The information presented is not intended as medical advice or to be a substitute for medical counseling but intended for entertainment purposes only. If you are experiencing pain, please seek the appropriate healthcare professional.

Komentarze • 161

  • E3 Rehab
    E3 Rehab  Rok temu +8

    Thank you so much for watching! What other topics do you want us to cover?

    • Iwo Herka
      Iwo Herka Rok temu

      Military neck please. Also, great content.

  • Atiq Zabinski
    Atiq Zabinski Rok temu +40

    1st exercise 04:46 variation hand on back of head 05:25
    2nd exercise 06:11
    3rd exercise 07:20 -07:54
    4th exercise: arms up and down from floor 08:29 arms move superior-inferior 08:43 arms past head 08:54

  • Marshall Ginsler-Viner
    Marshall Ginsler-Viner 4 miesięcy temu +1

    Awesome work guys, thank you so much! It's so great that you do these evidence-based videos that are beneficial for both health care professionals and patients alike! All the best.

  • Lia
    Lia 5 miesięcy temu +4

    omg I do these stretches when I follow yoga with Adrienne videos! I knew this lady knew what she was doing

  • elizabeth strickler

    Thanks for the great video, Dr. Sam. Can these exercises be done every day, or is every other day best?

  • D J
    D J Rok temu +10

    Thank you, this video is extemely well designed-clearly spoken, simple to understand, excellent pace, fantastic physical demonstrations and an air of confidence that gives faith. A+ job!

  • NoName
    NoName 2 lat temu +4

    Thank you for the video! I have had tingling and numbness on the back of my arm, in the forearm and at the muscle between the thumb and pointer finger for a while now on both sides of my arms. Furthermore I also have dry hands which has caused calluses on the middle sides of my fingers. These excersis have helped reduce some of my symptons but I am still unsure if I have TOS since I do not have any pain at all (just numbness and tingling) and I have no symptons around the Thoractic area. I also started getting dry hands after I recieved my first symptons in the arms which I have not found an explanation for.
    I will continue with these excersises to evalate in a couple of weeks if they worked. Thanks again for the video!

  • Diego Jordán Fisioterapia
    Diego Jordán Fisioterapia 2 miesięcy temu

    As usual great content guys. Thank you very much, and in this particular video special kudos to Sam.
    For me it'll be great to have a deeper dive in diagnosis and assessment, maybe a guest on the podcast?
    Thanks again for the video and keep it up!

  • Donna Cochrane
    Donna Cochrane Rok temu

    Love the video. I have been doing these exercises with my Kinesiologist but still have the burning in my chest with pain down the arm left side. I have healed from accident after fractures in T1, being thrown across the bus going over cliff, landing on it's side thrust on to my head and neck. These fractures caused wedging of T1 in my and subsequent narrowing of my cervical c4 to c7 T1 to T 2. But it also caused the Collar Bone to be protruding on the left side. Can it cause this problem.? Will these exercises eventually fix my pain in upper thoracic?
    Love to hear from you.

  • Santiago Peralta
    Santiago Peralta 2 lat temu +5

    Banger video! I researched about TOS a while back when I first started dealing with it and the research was quite confusing. This video lays out everything you need to know about TOS - aimed towards general public which is very important.
    Thanks Sam!

  • Tom Talks About It!
    Tom Talks About It! 16 dni temu

    I had the hardest time with the 4th exercise, I could feel insane tightness when bring my arms over my head wow.

  • Ms. C. J. Rideout
    Ms. C. J. Rideout 2 lat temu

    I have Marfan Syndrome, diagnosed at 10 years of age in 1974. My case is Incredibly complex but most of my early problems involved the skeletal system. From C1-C2 instability, to Spondylolisthesis, I've had it and the Physio for it. There is only 1 exercise in this video that I recognise. I'm going to give some of this a try, carefully as I had a Sternotomy 3 years ago for open heart surgery.

  • bdegrds
    bdegrds Rok temu +1

    I've been a weightlifter for 24 years. Been dealing with numbness, tingling in both arms and hands for about 5 years. Really effects my pressing strength. Doesn't appear I have disc issues, when my chest is looser it feels better, I will give these a try thanks

    • Joe Diblasio
      Joe Diblasio 3 miesięcy temu

      Hey brother, i had these same issues with lifting and i took yoga classes, i know, yoga right lol, thats what i thought, it not only fixed my whole body and mind but my lifts skyrocketed, find a beginner yoga class and try it out for 8 weeks or so, i seen results about 4 to 6 weeks in, good luck brother

    • E3 Rehab
      E3 Rehab  Rok temu

      No problem!

  • Jonah Malonzo
    Jonah Malonzo Rok temu +3

    I sometimes feel numbness around my shoulder area, and I tried neck stretching you demonstrate in your vid. Amazingly I felt my blood flow in my arms and hands. I'll definitely try the other method. I don't know if I have TOS, but I'm glad I saw your video.

    • Atiq Zabinski
      Atiq Zabinski 9 miesięcy temu

      The symptoms of TOS may feel exactly like restricted circulation, but actually the circulation system is not affected. It is the compression of the brachial nerve that produces that sensation.

  • The Grim Reaper
    The Grim Reaper 2 lat temu

    It's a tough diagnosis, there's loads on getting a diagnosis out there but as the video states it's highly unreliable. I invite any healthy individuals to do a roos test for three minutes and not get heavy arms/tingling.
    Normally it's a process of elimination through extensive testing as tos mimics things like disc bulges and rotator muscle issues etc...

  • Dr Narayanan  Piles and Fistula Clinic

    Hi I am in Fistula and piles treatment but this is something new but thanks for this video it’s really valuable information for me

  • John Nava
    John Nava 2 lat temu +4

    Great video! Comprehensive and concise. I have used these drills on my self and with patients. Thank you for presenting updated evidence, many practitioners over emphasize static stretching and people do not improve. The elbows-in push up is a perfect platform to build strength and activate pec minor good to see it as a foundational drill! You may want to reinforce the concept of "not increasing symptoms more." If symptoms increase downgrade and check for scapular stability. Posture is also worth mentioning. Thanks for posting!

    • E3 Rehab
      E3 Rehab  2 lat temu +1

      Thanks for the feedback! Definitely keep some of that in mind for any follow ups

  • Erin Beltran
    Erin Beltran 2 lat temu +10

    This is amazing. I did them all during the video and saved it so I can do them every day. I’m thinking I have this because of scoliosis.

  • Tom Talks About It!
    Tom Talks About It! 16 dni temu

    Do TOS symptoms usually go up to the side of the temple and head as well ? I feel like it's made me feel loopy. That being said after discovering this video and doing these stretches/exercises I was almost brough to tears because I've been dealing with these issues for a while and noticed a huge benefit just from doing them one time. Thank you so much for sharing this.

  • Szyszak
    Szyszak 2 lat temu +25

    it's not gonna change anything for thoracic outlet syndrome. The real cause of TOS is slouch posture, weak upper trapezius which cannot hold shoulder girdle and shoulder just simply collapsing, if shoulder collapsing - collarbone follows and dropped to the first rib squeezing nerves bundles. A key to rid of TOS is build stronger upper trapezius, rear delts and raise the collarbone / scapula level - realeasing subclavius, pec minor and lats is crucial.

    • James 12
      James 12 Miesiąc temu

      @Szyszak Best exercises/tips? Dealing with this rn

    • Zehra T.
      Zehra T. 2 miesięcy temu

      @Szyszak i hope you are better now..please inform us ..i have the same problem sometimes i have crisis, arteries block and i'm like dying cannot breathe..i use special pillow for straight (military) neck disease it helps alot for thorasic you should try, for pain my doctor gave me laroxyl it saves my life when it hurts like hell but i guess only operation helps you at the end for vasculair thorasic outlet sydrome i'm talking about.

    • Joe Diblasio
      Joe Diblasio 2 miesięcy temu

      @Chef Tornado lol, ugh, sorry to hear and yes yoga fooled me at first too but i never got sore because ive always had a good and long stretch routine before, during and after my workouts and always regularly in the morning and before bed so i kinda had a head start on not being thrown off from the initial pain and i never really sweated unless i changed up my routine or went harder or heavier for more bulking... when I'd visit my sister in Florida id go running in 112 degree weather with a hoodie and sweat pants and people thought i was nuts but i acclimated very well weather it was hot or cold, good genetics i guess but when i tore my shoulder so bad i couldn't move it, i had to use my other hand to manipulate it, i was in some intense pain, my friend gave me Adequan i.m. injectable, its non steroidal (ive never used a steroid and wouldn't) and you can use a diabetic syringe BUT its only for equine and other types of working animals, i was skeptical at first but i did all my research on it and at this point it was worth a try because i didn't want to have surgery at all and be laid up for weeks or months. It literally repairs, builds and renews torn, ripped or lost tendon, ligaments and cartilage, i was AMAZED by the results, by the 6th day i had range of motion back but still some pain and after 10-12 days it was like it never happened at all... i loaded up on it every day for 4 days then 1 shot every 2 days for 2 weeks and its pretty cheap, 50 bucks and you'll get 2 to 3 uses... one of my buddys back was junk so i used the rest on him and by the first week or so he was like, bro what the hell is that, i feel like it never got injured... the thing is this, animals cant tell us whats wrong so these million dollar race horses need to be repaired so they have to make something that works and let me tell you, it works wonders but im pretty sure only a vet can get it unless you know a guy that knows a guy, lol... Brittany, im telling you, this stuff works wonders, do some research on it and make your decision, you wont be sorry, you inject it right on the areas that are needed, shoot it straight into your soft tissue/muscle as deep as you can without hitting the bone obviously so it works into the area needed, i was more than thankful and grateful for it and anyone else reading this, there's no harm in trying it... the government will not make it legal for human consumption because it WORKS they cant keep gouging you for surgery and pills, they'd rather keep putting band aids on you to suck you dry, thats why nothing in the medical field works anymore, they dont make money on the cure only the B backs and they're hoping you'll be back regularly to fish through your pockets more and more. But good luck, too bad you didn't finish my original reply, i was hoping for a braciole recipe other than my own, lol... have a great evening, hope youre doing well, keep in touch, you seem like a good chat...

    • Chef Tornado
      Chef Tornado 3 miesięcy temu +1

      @Joe Diblasio lol as soon as you said yoga, I stopped reading. Not out of disrespect, but because I’ve done yoga for 6 years now. In the last year my shoulder has suffered because I’m a chef at a Big 12 university football stadium and during football season, the hours are extremely long and hard. My body never had time to recover! So when it was over and after Christmas, I was too scared I would tear something. Turns out my MRI said I had several inoperable tears in my rotator cuff. For months I’ve been trying to get back to very basic yoga but then I had to have surgery etc. Funny enough, I’m finally to a point 10 days post-op that I’m starting to do some basic stretching to get geared up for going back to work. Tennis elbow has set in, so I’m STILL having to take it easy! My goal is to be back better than I was before the 2021 season. Thank you for the suggestion lol but yeah I’m a huge believer in mind, body, and spirit. And every man I’ve taught a very light yoga session with, has taken everything back about what they said! They were sweating and so sore the next day!

    • Joe Diblasio
      Joe Diblasio 3 miesięcy temu

      @L W some good exercises to try out that work well are hanging sit ups with a full range of motion with a full body twist, go down twist left and on your way up twist right, do 6 or 8 then go the opposite. Go down twist right and on the way back up your twisting left, do it in a fluid motion, do as many as you can even amounts on each side, start on a decline board if you have to, also do full contractions, not just the motion and if you can, give yourself a bear hug as you do it or just put your hands on your head, elbows facing as high as you can point them... also, pull overs, lay on a flat bench, use a light weight first till you get use to it, full range of motion, not stopping and no letting the weight touch the floor or your chest/stomach... ab roller, try to do these about shoulder width if you can if not its ok, close grip is fine, do them on your knees, start with small bites, dont roll out fully till you can build the strength to do so, they're hard but work well...you want to do 4 to 6 sets each exercise, with a 1 to 2 minute rest period, this will tax your slow twitch muscle fibers and help the muscle grow faster... the main thing is to not give up, it takes time, usually 6 to 8 weeks to notice results, remember, it took time for our bodies to become unwell and it takes time to heal them, eat the right foods and get enough rest to heal, its detrimental for our bodies to get rest... good luck and i wish you well with your recovery

  • R4TuR
    R4TuR Rok temu +10

    Thank you for this, video, if you can make more contents about the diagnosis of TOS it would be great !

  • Dominic Rosario
    Dominic Rosario 2 lat temu +3

    This is a awesome video. Diagnosis video would be really helpful. Thanks!

    • E3 Rehab
      E3 Rehab  2 lat temu +1

      Will do one in the future.

  • mapahiyumon
    mapahiyumon 7 miesięcy temu

    Thank you very much for posting this. 🙏🌱✨

  • thurginth siva
    thurginth siva 2 lat temu +2

    Diagnosis video please! Great job guys!

    • E3 Rehab
      E3 Rehab  2 lat temu

      Thank you! We will definitely be considering it now with so many requests!

  • kirvanmike
    kirvanmike 2 miesięcy temu

    I'm 68 and have severe diastalis rexis. How should I apply this information to strengthen my core without detrimentally making this condition worse?

  • Florian Teichert
    Florian Teichert 2 lat temu +4

    Interesting exercise selection, love your reasoning about the eccentric/ active stretching! I am always wondering why in TOS stretching suddenly should be effective...
    If you do a Video on diagnosis (which would be great) could you take a look at Illig et al. (2016) J Vasc Surg? They standardised the definitions for the different TOS forms in great detail and hope that they become the norm so everyone knows what we are talking about (the recommend not using disputed TOS for example)
    One problem with TOS is its varying definitions, which complicates interpreting the research
    Also we have nearly zero rcts for conservative or surgical management (you mentioned 90-100% can be managed conservatively, where is this data from?)

    • Florian Teichert
      Florian Teichert 2 lat temu +1

      E3 Rehab thx! Keep up the great work guys

    • E3 Rehab
      E3 Rehab  2 lat temu +2

      Hi Florian,
      Thanks for the great comment and glad that you enjoyed the video! We have some other encouragement to do a deeper dive into the condition, so we likely will.
      There is a lot of disagreement within the definitions and in the future video we will highlight this and break down the differences and why there is so much conversation going on about the categories.
      In regards to your last point, we never stated a randomized control trial or a study comparing conservative and surgical. The statistics we referenced are from the Hooper 2010 paper referenced in the description, which pulls that from Vanti 2007. Thanks

  • bjnmedical13 Nesbit

    INCREDIBLE VIDEO! Thank you BIG time!

  • Brus
    Brus Rok temu

    Great stuff man, thanks!

  • bg147
    bg147 3 miesięcy temu

    Hmmmm. I had a chunk of my right pec minor removed in the early/mid 1990s. I had built myself up via weight and had discomfort in the chest, shoulder, and down my arm. The therapy didn't seem to help. So, a vascular surgeon did the surgery. I wanted something done. Months later there was a release with the rib cage on the right dropping and rotating forward. The pain went away. The drawbacks were reduced symmetry and tightness on the left side in my upper back and a bit less mobility on the left. They never mentioned it at the time but the curvature in my spine had to contribute. What I am doing now is trying to reverse the release a bit to arrive at a happy medium if possible. Thanks for the video.

  • Vinayak Hegde
    Vinayak Hegde Rok temu +1

    Thanks for the video. Can we workout 🏋️‍♀️ with light weight during TOS or it needs to completely stopped ?

    • Gaming Blows
      Gaming Blows 5 miesięcy temu +1

      For what it’s worth I lift and box with TOS. It doesn’t seem to matter, the stretching is what matters. Be careful on the bench, though. I find the TOS is exacerbated when pressing. Keep your scapula back and lift light on the bench.

  • Kevin McNamara
    Kevin McNamara Rok temu

    Have you seen Tennis Elbow and TOS confused for one another? Thanks!

  • kk_ c2019
    kk_ c2019 Rok temu

    Dear Dr. Spinelli, I saw your video on Thoracic Outlet Syndrome and I am hoping you could help me out. I have been diagnosed with neurogenic Thoracic Outlet Syndrome and the Dr's are suggesting surgery for it. I would like to know if it is possible to solve this problem without surgery. I have weakness in my left hand and the thenar muscles have atrophied. Will it be possible to solve TOS problem and get my hand strength back by doing Physical Therapy? Please let me know. Thank you!

  • GTA Vice city
    GTA Vice city Rok temu

    Sir, can TOS cause dizziness?

  • JP
    JP 2 lat temu

    Thank you so much. This video helps me alot!

  • Jack Rudolf
    Jack Rudolf Rok temu

    I screwed up my neck muscles and shoulder muscles by doing behind the neck lat pull down after an auto accident ..Due to which I get injuries frequently at other places like throacic spine..The exercises you mentioned for TOS gives me quick relief for thoracic but not for the neck..Can you suggest new neck exercises apart from the regular stretch..I get eye pain when i do neck flexion stretch..

  • Point Chamberlain
    Point Chamberlain Rok temu +4

    i suffered with this for months doctor to doctor and lost hope thank u so much i got some relief from these

    • Sai
      Sai 11 miesięcy temu

      @luuc vandalen Damn
      I have the same problem and wanna get rid of this pain :/

    • luuc vandalen
      luuc vandalen 11 miesięcy temu

      @Sai nope not yet, why?

    • Sai
      Sai 11 miesięcy temu

      @luuc vandalen hey mate did you heal your problem?

    • luuc vandalen
      luuc vandalen Rok temu

      @Scott Wente wdym with functional patterns

    • Scott Wente
      Scott Wente Rok temu

      Try Functional Patterns. Huge success/results there.

  • Isaac
    Isaac 10 miesięcy temu

    how do you add load for progression to these exercises?

  • Angela Hall
    Angela Hall 2 lat temu

    And I is also found that a lot of chiropractors don't understand thoracic outlet syndrome and they also do not like to diagnose it.

  • Amany Orabe
    Amany Orabe Rok temu

    Thank you very much for the comprehensive video

  • Arm The Creative
    Arm The Creative Rok temu

    I find that when i have a big shoulder and back workout day, this brings on the night time sleepy arms. Its so annoying. I keep wondering if Im cutting off circulation to my brain and dont know it.

  • Jim
    Jim 2 lat temu +26

    Ya I'd be interested in a diagnosis video of this syndrome.

    • Prince Naseem
      Prince Naseem Rok temu


    • rtkl13
      rtkl13 Rok temu

      Yes please do

    • sweetness2689
      sweetness2689 Rok temu

      @E3 Rehab same here. Hope you can make a video

    • Yasin Peermohamed
      Yasin Peermohamed Rok temu

      I’d like it too very much please

    • E3 Rehab
      E3 Rehab  2 lat temu +4

      Thanks James! Hopefully we get more feedback from others and w can make that happen!

  • Alicia Gonzales
    Alicia Gonzales Rok temu

    Sam you give great exercises love towel between toes and squeeze thank you prone angel another great one

  • Bruce Campbell
    Bruce Campbell Rok temu

    Great resource!

  • Klaudia Michelle
    Klaudia Michelle Rok temu

    If I have a torn rotator cuff (supraspinatus tendon 1 inch tear) can I do all of these? Will it worsen my condition?

  • Andre Olson
    Andre Olson Rok temu

    thank you lots of valuable treatment

  • Big Rigz
    Big Rigz 10 miesięcy temu

    I have had deep pain in my scapula for almost a year now. Gradually through that time I have had pain in my clavicle/shoulder, in the bursa but mostly nerve pain in all those regions and all the way down the back of my arm/elbow and forearm, if I massage the nerve behind my elbow and in my forearm it’s a deep sore pain. I’ve spent thousands of dollars on physio and chiro and doctors to try diagnose the issue but nothing still… could this be TOS and who do I see? It’s been so long with no answers now I’m starting to feel depressed my strength training has taken a hault and can no longer play the sport I love I just don’t know what to do anymore and I’m worried It’ll slowly become worse & worse…

    • Rachel
      Rachel 4 dni temu

      My diagnosis has been cubital tunnel, carpal tunnel and today I learned I have TOS. I was recommended to see a vascular surgeon for a consult as this specialist only operates and can provide a fully thorough exam and provide further information.

  • Nick Vetter
    Nick Vetter Rok temu +1

    I don't have pain but get tingling while lifting and my hands are always cold

  • Gabriel Hamsi
    Gabriel Hamsi Rok temu

    great stuff!

  • San Dee
    San Dee Rok temu

    Thank you.. this video helps & is straight to the point. Your voice is perfect & you're handsome😁. My hands go numb at night, and it's so painful sometimes. It usually happens when I'm sleeping with my hands above my head. I'll try these.. thank you

  • OJ Gador
    OJ Gador Rok temu

    if push up is beneficial, how about bench press?

  • lisa beighley
    lisa beighley 2 lat temu

    Do you have stretches for seniors ? or those with rheumatoid or parkinson's or all these ?

    • E3 Rehab
      E3 Rehab  2 lat temu

      You could modify these for all populations, such as doing a seated trunk twist instead of a quadruped.

  • fz self
    fz self 7 miesięcy temu

    Awesome 👍

  • Angela Hall
    Angela Hall 2 lat temu +2

    I've been reading up on it and it says Botox injected into the scapula or in the thoracic area actually has been the most beneficial, is that true?

  • magaCS
    magaCS Rok temu

    Had pectus excatom, did the nuss surgery. Got pain in my shoulder and a cold hand. Prob TOS?

  • אלעד חסידים

    Amazing stuff

  • Mirre Khan
    Mirre Khan Rok temu

    MSK neurology has written an extensive research article about this: what is your guys opinion on it? He concluded that you need to strengthen the traps and scalenes and learn to hold your shoulders in the right place

    • L W
      L W 4 miesięcy temu

      @mjau are you saying MSK’s protocol worked for you or this PT?

    • L W
      L W 4 miesięcy temu

      @Josh Segeleon i’m going to start trying to strengthen my upper traps once again . Every time I have done it always seems to cause spasms on the left side. I can feel it in my collarbone. I also may try some monkey shrugs.

    • Josh Segeleon
      Josh Segeleon 8 miesięcy temu +1

      This is completely anecdotal, but after a year of research and trial and error I've come to the conclusion it is probably true. Stretching is fine and works for temporary relief but I've gotten 0 long term relief from stretching. While if I do a trap/shoulder workout (fairly light) I often have little to no symptoms for days. Why? I have no idea. The only thing that makes sense to me is that the traps are pulling the collarbone/shoulders up temporarily causing some pressure to release from my brachial plexus.

    • mjau
      mjau 9 miesięcy temu +1

      His protocol is the only thing that worked for me, I am 90% fine now, and I had it for 5 years prior with all the symptoms imaginable.

  • Angela Hall
    Angela Hall 2 lat temu

    I've tried everything and nothing is working it actually aggravated my thoracic outlet syndrome

    • Max Smith
      Max Smith Rok temu

      @bdegrds can you share the routine you followed to fix your lower back?

    • bdegrds
      bdegrds Rok temu +1

      I'm no doctor I can only tell you from my experience that when upper body stretches dont help and it's not a disc issue look lower, see if your hips are tracking properly, that can throw of everything above it, I've gotten relief from better hip alignment, good luck.

  • KT B
    KT B Rok temu

    Thank you.

  • Ana Navarro
    Ana Navarro Rok temu

    I had surgery many years ago on my shoulder (car accident) which I have a long term partial frozen shoulder . I just started getting numbness on my arm and I sometimes wake up with the numbing pain , so very uncomfortable not to mention waking up with migraines , a few days ago I felt the numbness still on my left arm but this time it was going on the left side of my face also .
    My surgery was about 12 yrs ago , should I see a dr again for this?

    • Ana Navarro
      Ana Navarro 8 miesięcy temu +1

      Thank you all the best to you
      Hope you get some sleep soon

    • Yannick
      Yannick 8 miesięcy temu

      I get numbness in one side of the face and arm too which prevents me to fall asleep. Like im so tired rn i haven’t slept in dayss! This can get really irritating, i hope you get better.

  • F M
    F M Rok temu

    I can't turn my neck anymore. I get whiplash just turning left or right. Im basically psrslised grom the neck up. What do u recomend

  • Ten Minute Tokyo 2
    Ten Minute Tokyo 2 11 miesięcy temu

    What about Ankylosing Spondylitis.

  • J W
    J W 6 miesięcy temu

    Thank you

  • Cygnus X1
    Cygnus X1 Rok temu

    been suffering from both the vascular and neuro for 6 years now. was told the issue was my neck and was given a cortisone shot at the c6 but nothing changed only that after 2 years i was given a mri on my neck and found that my c5 6 and 7 needed a bone fusion and spurs cleaned off. that didn't help any. so i had to look for help elsewhere i asked to see a chiropractor .she said she couldn't help me as something is being overlooked and referred me to a shoulder surgeon who said my issue is with my neck so he referred me to a neck surgeon who said my issue is with my shoulder. so the shoulder doc had me get a mri on my shoulder and found that i had torn the rotator cuff. so finally my doc had me get a full body bone scan and that showed issues with my sternum and thoracic outlet. so now i can hopefully get fixed. what's bad also is that the mri Kaiser gave me before giving me the shot didn't show any bone damage. i got in this condition from a car wreck when i t boned a guy that turned across the highway without checking for on coming traffic wound up with a sensation of a icepick stabbing in the back between the shoulder blade and spine. also couldn't hold my head upright. after 3 weeks i woke up and felt like nothing had happened. but it would retrigger at times and would be like i just got in the accident and would take 3 weeks to go away. while in my 2nd week i was talking about boxing with a friend and i threw a right jab followed by a left jab and slide in and poped up with a right uppercut ...and that turned out to be not only the best punch i threw but my worse mistake

  • Bunny Panwar
    Bunny Panwar Rok temu

    Thank you so much

  • MrMit50101
    MrMit50101 Rok temu

    Iv got thoracic syndrome the other symptom I have is struggling to swallow which started a little after the numbness in the arms pain in rib cage etc started iv tried chiros, Dr's etc for the swallowing can't get any help

    • Krystof Philip Bobenrieth
      Krystof Philip Bobenrieth Rok temu +1

      Although clinical history and adequate physical examination is required, you could try Muscle relaxants to get muscles loose and then try Trigger Point Therapy (There is information in facebook group) and see if it helps your symptoms.
      Also, if you have troubles swallowing, it could be related to other condition or maybe there is something else, try with postural corrections (cervical, thoracic and lumbar) in everything you do daily.

  • Christopher Ayau
    Christopher Ayau 2 lat temu +1

    I have a loss of motion in my neck from left to right do you have any stretching I can do to gain this back.

    • E3 Rehab
      E3 Rehab  2 lat temu

      hi Christopher, we actually have a video on neck resilience you can check out here - plclip.com/video/4zACIxAde0A/wideo.html

  • Ernst Lang
    Ernst Lang Rok temu

    good one!

  • Hassna Ouardi
    Hassna Ouardi Rok temu +1

    الله يخليكم بغيت الترجمة بالعربية

  • Cindy Mulvey
    Cindy Mulvey 10 miesięcy temu

    How does a person diagnosed TOS or 1st rib breathing or ....?

  • Point Chamberlain

    would u recommend trying any of these w a light weight dumbell

  • masud rana
    masud rana 2 lat temu


  • Adrian Khin
    Adrian Khin Rok temu

    I cant find the link to further reading

  • protocode_
    protocode_ 8 miesięcy temu

    forgot about muscular, even till atrophy

  • Dr. James Stoxen DC, FSSEMM Hon FWSSEM

    Stretching your neck to the side actually pulls your ribs up higher into the thoracic outlet narrowing the outlet further. I would delete this video and redo it to delete this stretch

    • Ky Goo
      Ky Goo Rok temu

      @Dr. James Stoxen DC, FSSEMM Hon FWSSEM i have TOS it begins with me last year when i turned 20 years old so i have little bit of pain sometimes in my left arm and its a little bit hard to breathe sometimes too , i saw many peoples says that the surgical intervention may cost many problems later and some of patients who did a surgery said that it better not to do it , so can u tell me please if i can avoid doing the surgery and live with this syndrome or i just have to do it ?

    • Dr. James Stoxen DC, FSSEMM Hon FWSSEM
      Dr. James Stoxen DC, FSSEMM Hon FWSSEM Rok temu

      @E3 Rehab You stated in your video that research does not support static stretching for TOS yet you statically stretch the scalenes. I dont understand why you would show static stretching to untrained viewers while you state research does not support it. Think about it. You have a hypertonic scalene lifting the first rib. The muscle is short not because its short but because it is inflamed and contracted. So you are going to pull on the head which strains an already inflamed scalene muscle which obviously lifts the first rib higher into the outlet. Stretching the scalenes is contraindicated in this condition. Period!
      I had thoracic outlet syndrome and beat it. I studied it intensely to write my book. I wrote the only #1 bestselling book on thoracic outlet syndrome which involved reading all 2500 articles in peer review journals. This intense research into TOS led to lectures at 18 medical conferences on thoracic outlet syndrome. Editors of 30 medical journals asked to write asked me to write on my approach to TOS. I would love to share with you how we treat the thoracic outlet as a component of the integrated spring mass system. I would hate to think that you would advise patients to perform stretches that could perpetuate an already chronic TOS or lead to a blood clot.

    • E3 Rehab
      E3 Rehab  Rok temu

      Can you share any studies to support that?

  • David Jimmy
    David Jimmy 3 miesięcy temu

    push-ups on the couch for my ulnar nerve is recommended?

  • David Jimmy
    David Jimmy 3 miesięcy temu

    push-ups on the couch for my ulnar nerve is recommended?

  • MiddleChildrenOf History

    Soooooo can i still keep my workout routine or what?????

  • Brandi Hunt
    Brandi Hunt 2 lat temu

    I'm not seeing exercises for after the surgery

  • Patrick Logue
    Patrick Logue Rok temu

    I have bilateral cervical ribs no one knows about it need help

  • Joseph Decesare
    Joseph Decesare Rok temu

    Idk I can’t really do any of these

  • Avian Artis-Fleary

    Where are you located?

  • Darryl Odom
    Darryl Odom 8 miesięcy temu

    My hands will be numb jast as I am waking up my left hand will be numb. I wear large watches. they make my hands go numb. Short of not wearin them on my left hand I can do. the watch are my signiture dress.

  • fatiha bdjn
    fatiha bdjn Rok temu +6

    قل هو الله أحد الله الصمد لم يلد ولم يولد ولم يكن له كفؤا أحد