Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS) - Day 1
TINGLING FINGERS GETS OLD FAST.
HERE'S HOW WE GET STARTED ON DAY 1.
1. Chin Tucks
- Goals: Assisting in pain from the neck, improving posture, freeing nerve restriction
- Dosage: x10 every 20 minutes
- Tips: Keep chin horizontal! Can do when have symptoms; can be forceful
2. "Nerve Flossing"
- Goals: Improving nerve mobility to prevent future irritation
- Dosage: x5 every hour, double every day if tolerated
- Tips: Go very gently! Too hard will irritate the nerve and delay progression. Will not reduce symptoms, try to do when symptom-free.
3. Avoiding provocation
Short-term, be wary of positions where the hand moves upwards or backwards relative to your body. If it creates the nerve-stretch sensation you should avoid it (unless doing the nerve flossing exercise). Otherwise, prolonged sitting, particularly in poor posture may also provoke the condition.
These resources are intended for Steven Procter's patients, and only as prescribed. It is important to be evaluated, diagnosed, and educated on which exercises are indicated or contraindicated for a particular condition before attempting them independently.