Thanks, I'll look for the stretches online. My surgery included taking a rib out. I have a pin in my chest area and I'm sure scar tisssue that adds to my pain in shoulder area. I think the surgery helped somewhat because I could use my hand and arm again. But after that surgery I started going to chiropractors. Medical doctors did not believe in them back in the 70's and 80's I don't think. My medical doctor now says he thinks they help sometimes.
Yes, blue hand, weak pulse on that arm and very weak arm and hand. Had it all. We do get some weird stuff I think. I'm thinking some of those stretches for people with T.O.S. will help me with some of the neck and shoulder pains I have now. I do a few things now to try to keep my shoulders back and not hunched up to my head. Maybe no stress would help.
I have the same thing but mine stems from having a horrible spine. I've had 4 cervical disc surgeries and have my second plate in my neck now. I have chronic chest pain from it and have to have a stree test and echo every 2 years because of it. The chest pain will almost cause me to drop to my knees but knowing that it isn't a cardiac condition doesn't really help when it is happening. We can get some weird stuff, can't we?
Interesting that you mentioned the drop to your knees thing. Before I had the surgery in the 80's I would get this thing that would happen where I would immediately lay down. Probably it was a spasm or tachycardia. I would get a pounding in my chest that scared me to death. Since I have mitral valve prolapse I always thought it had something to do with it. After I had the surgery it never happened again. WEIRD! I think all of my fibro symptoms started around this time-maybe a few years before. What survivors we all are.