Thoracic Outlet Syndrome in Southend-on-Sea & Leigh-on-Sea, Essex

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Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

We offer advice and treatment for thoracic outlet syndrome in Southend-on-Sea at The Body Matters. Treatments are available from our clinic based in Leigh-on-Sea, Southend, Essex. We also offer telephone & online support and remote consultations.


What is Thoracic Outlet Syndrome?

The thoracic outlet is an anatomical region located in the triangle of the collar bone (clavicle) and the muscle bulk above and the neck medially. It is essentially the point where the apex at the top of the lungs sits beneath.

There are multiple structures around here that can compromise the neuro-vascular (meaning, nerves and blood vessels) structures that travel from the neck in to each arm that can cause pressure on, and reduce the function of those nerves and blood vessels and lead to symptoms of thoracic outlet syndrome.

What are the Symptoms of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome?

As the nerves leave the neck they travel through, between and under muscles and bones to get to the arm. Pressure can come from swelling in the region or bony anomalies that some individuals can have or muscle tension from the way we breathe or carry ourselves.

The symptoms are typically felt into the arm and hand and include pain, tingling and pins and needles and can even lead to weakness sensory loss that compromises function use of the hand. Symptoms can be confused as specifically neck related or at the carpal tunnel (at the wrist) or a cubital tunnel (at the elbow), so it is extremely important to have a correct diagnosis or the treatment could be targeted in the wrong area.

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome at The Body Matters

There are some clinical tests that can be used to identify Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, however, symptoms can be very tricky to reproduce in a specific way and diagnosis is clearer from a good case history and then ruling in or out any other potential diagnoses that could be responsible for the symptoms.

If you are getting arm or hand symptoms and want to know how to manage them then we at The Body Matters can offer a full examination of your symptoms and with that diagnosis give you a plan to best resolve the issue.

We are open with safe distancing and hygiene measures in place

The Body Matters clinic is currently open, by appointment only, with safe distancing and hygiene measures in place. We would love for you to continue using our services during this period. 

Remote consultations also available

We continue to offer remote consultations (if required) to provide our services without physical interaction.

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Call 01702 714968 for more information about thoracic outlet syndrome in Southend-on-Sea, Essex.

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We are open weekdays and Saturdays, with early morning and evening appointments available on request. We offer remote consultations to provide our services without physical interaction. We would love for you to continue using our services during this period.

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