Re: Rib cage twisting

Sounds like you have many mechanic issues going on here. First off, a chiropractor has the training necessary to look at this and decide whether it is a postural problem. Spinal dysfunction can cause symptoms of TOS. There are specific orthopedic tests that can be done to rule out TOS. TOS can be caused by tight pectoralis muscles, a cervical rib, tight scalene muscles in the neck. All need to be looked at and addressed to determine if it is indeed TOS. A cervical disc protrusion, even a thoracic disc protrusion can cause similar symtoms. I think it would be a good idea to be evaluated by a chiropractor.

Posted By doc4bax on February 14, 2008 at 15:05:49:

In Reply to: Rib cage twisting posted by Katie on February 13, 2008 at 00:31:14:

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