Literary Liaisons

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Writer’s beware of TOS

Ready for spring and dreaming of Hawaii

Hello writers! Well, I have suffered from neck, arm and
chest pain over the last year and was getting concerned
that it might be something serious, given my cancer past. It’s inhibited my ability to write for more than an hour at time which meant it was ruining my life. Not to mention the pain and concerns about carpel tunnel which inflicts a lot of my writer friends. I was getting scared – can’t imagine not being able to write.
As a recommendation from my brother Clark and friend Jordan Barton who is a popular pt masseuse at the Willamette Writer’s Conference each year, I checked out Thoracic Outlet Syndrome -TOS, and whoa and behold I found these exercises. Exercise videos for TOS I’ve been doing them for 2 weeks and feel a lot better.
Jordan was right, these are helping greatly. Thanks Jordan, you have saved me. I’m able to write for more than an hour each day now, without pain. So, my friendly scribes this is a heads up – if you have any symptoms go to the doctor, but when they say surgery, or that they don’t know, or to just stop writing, try these exercises and get some physical therapy from someone who specializes in TOS.


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