Thoracic Outlet Syndrom

 Dealing with Thoracic Outlet Syndrome/ Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Here is an abstract from the Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Sciences about treating thoracic outlet syndrome with dry needling.  Thoracic outlet syndrome can have the same symptoms as carpal tunnel and should be considered as a possible cause of numbness, weakness and tingling in the hand.

If you have been diagnosed with thoracic outlet syndrome or carpal tunnel syndrome, functional dry needling, acupuncture, and massage therapy can help.

 Complementary Role of Dry Needling for Myofascial Pain in Thoracic Outlet Syndrome: A Case Report.

  • Source: Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Sciences / Fiziksel Tup ve Rehabilitasyon Bilimleri Dergisi . 2015, Vol. 18 Issue 2, p126-128. 3p.
  • Author(s): Saral, İlknur; Durmus, Oguz; Agirman, Mehmet; Ormeci, Tugrul; Cakar, Engin
  • Abstract:Thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS), is caused by compression of the brachial plexus, subclavian vessels in the thoracic space and leading to painful symptoms and signs. In this study a 46-year-old man suffered from TOS received five sessions of dry needling theraphy. After the five dry needling sessions and therapeutic exercises, the numbness disappeared, the pain decreased by approximately 85% (VAS = 1), and the sleep quality increased by 80%. Results show that trigger points can be treated with dry needling as an adjunctive treatment for managing pain in TOS patients.
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