Thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) occurs when blood vessels or nerves in the space between the collarbone and first rib are compressed.

TOS can be caused by trauma, repetitive injuries, anatomical defects, and pregnancy.

There are different types of thoracic outlet syndrome but the symptoms can include:

  • Numbness or tingling in arms or fingers
  • Pains and aches in neck, shoulder and hand
  • Discoloration of hand
  • Arm pain
  • Arm fatigue and weakness.

Sex and age are common risk factors for TOS, with women more likely to be diagnosed. TOS is more common in individuals aged 20-40.

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

At HALO Clinic we see clients who are having difficulty excelling or participating in their activities as a result of TOS.

Calgary residents who seek our care can expect a comprehensive approach that may include Chiropractic Manual Therapies, Active Release Therapy, Graston Therapy. We also utilize Massage Therapy, Exercise Prescription, Orthotics and/or Acupuncture.

If you are suffering from TOS and would like to help with pain management, then contact us.