Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

The term thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) is given to a group of disorders that occur when blood vessels or nerves in that space are compressed. The thoracic outlet is what occupies the space between the ribs and the collarbone. Depending on which structure is affected, you can feel pain, swelling, numbness, blood clots, or skin discoloration in the neck, shoulder, arm, or hand.

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Best Neck Pain Treatment In San Francisco

It is estimated that 50 – 70% of the world’s population will experience neck pain at least once in their lives. Due to the modern way of life, the number of affected by this problem is increasing every day. In most cases it isn’t a serious condition, and can be relieved within days, but becomes chronic in about 10% of people. Stress, reduced daily physical activity, work in front of the computer, and improper sitting posture are just some of the reasons that can cause neck pain.

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Top 6 Forward Head Causing Postures

Like magic tricks, most neck pain seems to come out of thin air.

It’s not like you were in a car crash or fell out of a tree house. There is no apparent reason for why your neck hurts. Most people do notice some patterns of their neck pain like it hurts more when you cook, or when you sit at your work desk.

As a San Francisco Chiropractor, most of the new patients that I see have this back-and-forth neck pain that is usually caused by forward head posture. Understanding where this pain comes from is just the beginning of finding the cure. So, I listed the top 5 causes of forward head posture that causes neck pain.

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Chiropractor Takes On Text Neck

In the sports world, repetitive movements and muscle overuse eventually lead to strain and injury.

The consequences of staring down at our cell phones day in and day out? Text neck. It’s the poor posture that results from your forward head posture and adding tension to your cervical vertebrae that make up part of your spine.

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Severe Neck Pain After Sleeping Weird?

A common complaint at our San Francisco chiropractic clinic is

“I have severe neck pain after sleeping weird”.

More often than not, the symptoms felt are ongoing but this one episode is worse than most. Some patients experience neck and shoulder pain after sleeping wrong and others notice tension headaches.

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Best Headache Treatment In San Francisco

Headache or head pain is one of the most common painful conditions. It is estimated that 7 of 10 people will experience a headache at least once a year.

The pain may be isolated to a certain location, occur on one or both sides of the head, radiate across the head from one point, or may be generalized involving the whole head. The headaches can be manifested as sharp or dull pain, or throbbing sensation. Most often they arise spontaneously, but sometimes can be triggered by physical or mental activity, and can last from less than an hour to several days or weeks.

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