Who’s doing your back, neck or thoracic outlet surgery at a university teaching hospital? Attending Doctor or Residents?

A patient recently contacted me for treatment after the symptoms of thoracic outlet syndrome returned following the surgery he had a year ago. Before he flew out to Chicago I asked him to send me a copy of his surgeons report. That was because the incision for his surgery was inferior to the clavicle and […]

Computer Work Is Linked to Neck Pain, Upper Back Pain, Shoulder Pain and Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Occupational Injuries—Statistics Muscular injury can occur when soft tissues are exposed to single or recurrent episodes of biomechanical overloading (11), which is characteristic of chronic musculoskeletal pain and thoracic outlet syndrome at work. Direct US workers’ compensation costs total $51.1 billion, averaging more than one billion dollars per week (12). Soreness and pain accounted for […]

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