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 Free Exercises 
The following exercises are being presented to you as our gift to you. It should serve as a starting point for you to start relaxing the muscles that most likely are tightening up.
 
Please check with your doctor to make sure that you can handle these simple stretches.
 
Our society has been introducing activities and postures that are contributing to an alteration in our physical appearance. 
 
These exercises will start to help shift these muscles. They should be done a minimum of 2-3 times per day. Why do you need to do these that often? Think about it, you sit at the computer for hours per day, watch TV on the couch for hours at a clip, stay in one position for hours at a time. This causes our bodies to shift our posture...
 
and we expect to do exercise for 1 minute per day and expect a change. 
 
It doesn't work like that. 
 
These exercises need to become a part of daily life life. They are simple, only take a few minutes but the results are dramatic after about three weeks of doing them consistently. If you are having trouble keeping them up take a look at our Thoracic Outlet Syndrome Home Relief System, it includes our Follow up Support System- to help keep you on track. 
 
You have to learn how to use your body in a different way. In my practice, I tell my patients to
 
"Just do things differently". 
 
In the beginning of transforming your body to a healthier state, all that needs to be done is to do things in a different way.
 
Pay attention to your body's messages. You never want to create pain when doing your stretches. You want to feel a slight "good hurt".  It could be a little sore, with that "ah that feels good" feeling. But never pain.  Don't do your stretches when you anxious, rushed or your mind is on other things.  You will not be able to listen to you body. If I tell you right now to bring your attention to your left little toe, your mind goes there and you can feel how your "little toe" feels. But before I told you to do that, you were not even thinking of your "little toe". When you're doing your stretches, put your attention to the area where you are doing the stretch. It really makes a difference. It makes all the difference!!!
 
There is a lot of new research on stretching. We always consider stretching as such a simple procedure and we believe that anything that simple could really make a difference. That is not correct. 
 
Even as physician, I used to feel the same way. 
 
I learned the truth when I started doing yoga. I had sustained my own injuries and as the years progressed, the symptoms got worse and worse. Chiropractic really helped. I went for massage and that helped too. I took medication and then I went for physical therapy and that made a big difference. But it was not until I learned how to stretch that made all the difference.
 
The purpose of stretching is to lengthen contracted muscle, alter adhesions in the muscle fibers, and then to ultimately reduce the inflammation in the muscle fibers.
 
If you are in a lot of pain, then most likely your muscles are what I call a "wild-fire". 
 
What happens in a wild-fire? 
 
A small fire gets out of control and is unable to be contained. The fire gets so hot that the fire continues to spread, regardless of what fire fighting methods are tried. So...how do you put out a wild-fire? The first step is to contain it. Take away it's fuel. Take away what's continuing to feed it. Then we can start to calm it down and eventually extinguish it. 
 
BUT...and it's a "big but", the fire will stay hot for a while.
 
Also remember, there is a possibility, a good possibility that your Thoracic Outlet Syndrome symptoms may be stimulated and worsen a little bit at first.
 
When it comes to inflamed muscles, our bodies are similar to the wild-fire. The muscle gets caught in a cycle. It chronically contracts and gets inflamed. The spasm and inflammation cause the muscle to go into pain, which creates more spasm and like the old TV commercial, and so on and so on and so on. Hence the names the "pain-spasm cycle". 
 
These exercises will break the cycle and start the healing process. 
 
However, if you have had these muscles tight and inflamed for years (which is probably the case, because it usually takes that long to get thoracic outlet symptoms)  then it will take a some time to "contain the fire". 
 
But as soon as your muscles quiet down, the results get much quicker.
 
We also have to take away the "fuel" and that is done by doing your daily activities in a different way.
 
Most of the following exercises are exercises that I have been using in my practice for years to help patients with all kinds of neck and shoulder related issues. They are designed to start stretching all the muscles of your neck and shoulders.
 
The first stretch is related to what I believe to be one of the most important discussions that we can have in treating Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, and that is breathing. I know what you're saying. 
 
"Yeah, right, who cares about breathing. I breathe all day.  How can that help"! 
 
I will prove it. Sit back in a comfortable straight back chair, roll your shoulders back a little bit and take a deep breath. Picture bringing the air up into your lungs above where your heart lies. This will stretch the upper rib cage. It's like blowing up a balloon while it's in a small plastic bag. The balloon will stretch the bag as it inflates. Try it! I mean it...really try it!
 
Ahhh..doesn't that feel good. 
 
You're stretching all the muscles in the chest area. If you want to know more about breath keep returning to our site and we will soon have a page about proper breathing. In our Thoracic Outlet Syndrome Home Relief System we will give you the steps to proper advanced breathing techniques that will help you with Thoracic Outlet Syndrome.
 
Just sign up in the link the left and we will send you your personalized set of basic TOS Exercises to help start the process of getting you to feel better again and taking control of your body again.
Please complete the form below and we will get your Free TOS Exercises to you immediately! By clicking the button below, you are agreeing to contact your Dr. before starting these exercises.

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