THE HUMAN SPRING APPROACH TO
THORACIC OUTLET SYNDROME

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

GLOSSARY
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Warfarin (Coumadin) – a medication that is used as an anticoagulant (blood thinner).

water on the lungs – another name for pleural effusion.

weight lifting – the sport or activity of lifting barbells or other weights.

whiplash – injury caused by a severe jerk to the neck and head, typically in a motor-vehicle accident.

whiplash syndrome – refers to neck pain that is generated from injury to the neck after a rapid backward and subsequent forward motion to the neck from an external source.

whiplash treatment – treatment for a neck injury due to forceful, rapid back-and-forth movement of the neck, like the cracking of a whip.

winging scapula – a winging scapula is a shoulder injury or condition in which the scapula or shoulder blade sticks out at the back, particular when lifting the arm up or pushing against something.

wobble – unsteadily moving from side to side.

work style – describes the consistent manners and actions of an individual at work.

work-related upper extremity disorders (WRUEDs) – an occupational disease is any disease contracted primarily as a result of an exposure to risk factors arising from work activity while work-related diseases have multiple causes, among which factors in the work environment may play a role, together with other risk factors.

workers compensation insurance – a form of insurance providing wage replacement and medical benefits to employees injured in the course of employment in exchange for mandatory relinquishment of the employee’s right to sue his or her employer for the tort of negligence.

workplace stress – occupational stress is stress related to one’s job.

wound hematoma – postoperative bleeding or wound hematoma (associated with excessive anticoagulation) (hematoma is a bruise).

Wrights Test (hyperabduction Maneuver) – an orthopedic test for narrowing of the space between the rib cage, chest and pectoralis minor muscle.

wry neck – Torticollis, also known as wry neck, is a dystonic condition defined by an abnormal, asymmetrical head or neck position, which may be due to a variety of causes.

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