Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS) affects millions of people each year. It occurs when the blood vessels or nerve bundles between your clavicle (collarbone) and first rib is compressed. The compression can be mild or severe, with symptoms such as neck or shoulder pain, pins and needles in your arms or hands, or upper limb weaknesses in more severe cases.
Singapore ranked among the highest in the world for pain. Do you know four in 10 Singaporeans suffer from body pain every week (GSK Global Pain Index)? There is no need to live in pain. Chiropractors are healthcare experts trained to diagnose and treat Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. At Square One, we offer Chiropractic Adjustments, Dry Needling, and rehab to get you back to living your life pain-free.
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FAQ On Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
Is Thoracic Outlet Syndrome Serious?
No, thoracic outlet syndrome is usually not serious. TOS patients may experience pain in the neck or shoulder region. Numbness and tingling due to the compression of the nerves travelling through the thoracic outlet is the characteristic feature of TOS. Other conditions such as osteoarthritis and slipped disc of the cervical spine may give similar symptoms. It is essential for patients to seek care with a healthcare professional with clinical training. An accurate diagnosis will provide you with better and faster pain relief.
How do you treat thoracic outlet syndrome?
At Square One, we focus on you. Dynamic Functional Alignment is our own functional approach to treating musculoskeletal complaints. Developed by Dr. Jesse Cai and Michael Beere, the program works to optimise your alignment, mobility, movement and strength.
With Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, we work with changing your posture and alignment. The subtle changes in how you sit and stand may open up the thoracic outlet to alleviate your symptoms. We also work with the surrounding muscles and joints to give you long-lasting results.
Do insurance companies cover chiropractors?
Do you know most insurance in Singapore cover chiropractic treatments? For a little over $100 per year, your insurance coverage can include chiropractic care! Personal Accident policies from companies such as AIA, Great Eastern, AXA, and Sompo include chiropractic care as part of their plan. To find out more, reach out to us via the contact form.