Does it make sense to get surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome?

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Matt and Josh just heard about surgery to release the pec minor to attempt to treat thoracic outlet syndrome.

TL;DR: Cutting muscles to release them MAY work to reduce tension in that muscle, but other muscles will invariably need to compensate for the lack of function in the muscle you cut. The safer way to reduce muscle tension is to address all the muscles that may influence tension levels in the target muscle. Stretching, tissue work, and resistance training applied intelligently and with respect for your limits will make a huge difference to chronic muscle tension. And you’ll get to keep your muscles intact.

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