Mutley wrote:InteThe scans I had done in Poland confirm that my Jugulars are being squashed by the sternocleidomastoid muscles in my neck, which is the sort of thing that is characterised in classic CTOS.
I've been looking into torticullis, which is a disorder of the sternocleidomastoid muscle...two of my three kids were born with this, although my youngest's case resolved easily and we still do stretches for my 5-year-old, who looks completely normal but sometimes says his neck hurts.
Torticullis, the congenital kind, is when the muscle had poor blood flow prenatally or a traumatic birth and therefore the muscle shortened or has a scar in it and doesn't not work as well; my son would always look to the left because of it, until his neck grew stronger.
Anyway this is the part that I think is of interest:
from wikipedia wrote:The condition is treated initially with physical therapy, with stretching to correct the tightness, strengthening exercises to achieve muscular balance, handling to stimulate symmetry. A TOT Collar is sometimes used. About 5–10% require "surgical release" of the muscle if stretching fails.
I am wondering if this surgical release has any overlap with the procedure that's done to treat CTNVS/CTOS. I will continue looking into this...