THE HUMAN SPRING APPROACH TO
THORACIC OUTLET SYNDROME

by Dr James Stoxen DC., FSSEMM (hon) FWSSEM

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objective findings – objective data is observable and measurable and can be obtained through vital signs, physical examination, and laboratory/diagnostic testing. Thoracic outlet testing is testing to determine if you have thoracic outlet syndrome.

objective evidence – objective evidence. Information based on facts that can be proved through analysis, measurement, observation, and other such means of research.

opioid analgesics – opioid analgesics, also known as narcotic analgesics, are pain relievers that act on the central nervous system. Like all narcotics, they may become habit-forming if used over long periods.

opioid painkillers – opioid analgesics, also known as narcotic analgesics, are pain relievers that act on the central nervous system. Like all narcotics, they may become habit-forming if used over long periods.

organisms – an organism is any contiguous living system.

orthopedic surgeon – a surgeon who has been educated and trained in the diagnosis and preoperative, operative, and postoperative treatment of diseases and injuries of the musculoskeletal system.

orthopnoea – shortness of breath (dyspnea) that occurs when lying flat, causing the person to have to sleep propped up in bed or sitting in a chair.

osteoarthritis (OA) – the most common joint disorder. It is due to aging and wear and tear on a joint.

osteomyelitis – an infection of bone, which can either be acute or chronic.

osteopath (osteopathic physician) – a doctor that practices a branch of medical practice that emphasizes the treatment of medical disorders through the manipulation and massage of the bones, joints, and muscles.

osteopathic manipulative medicine – a core set of manual treatment techniques of osteopathy.

osteopathy – a branch of medical practice that emphasizes the treatment of medical disorders through the manipulation and massage of the bones, joints, and muscles.

outlet – an exit or opening of a passageway.

outlet syndrome – there is no such syndrome as outlet syndrome. There is thoracic outlet syndrome

overdose – an excessive and dangerous dose of a drug.

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