Thoracic outlet syndrome disorder can occur in anyone. It is a rare condition, but if the disorder occurs, it’s highly likely that it will occur in a person’s teens. That is when a person is the most physically active. There are eight causes that increase the risk of developing the disorder. Some of the things that people do every day puts them at risk of developing the disorder.
In order to find out if a person has the syndrome disorder it’s important to look for signs and symptoms. It may or may not be able to be prevented, but knowing what can cause the disorder can open a person’s eyes and he or she can make improvements in their life. Even if a person suspects that they may have the syndrome disorder, speaking to a primary care doctor is the first step to take to determine if the person has the disorder or not.
1. Poor posture
can increase the risk of developing the syndrome disorder because a person who sits in one position all of the time may slouch over. By slouching over, the shoulders and neck will begin to ache. When this occurs, the thoracic is pressed together, which causes the condition to develop. In order to not have poor posture, it’s a good idea to sit in an ergonomic chair in an upright position.
If a person starts to slouch over, they can get up and take a break. Walking around the work area can help out a lot. Consider working standing up instead of sitting. This will prevent from poor posture. Just make sure the shoulders, neck, and head are in the proper position to avoid pain in these areas. Just because a person is standing doesn’t mean that he or she can’t cause pain and numbness in these areas.