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What is coat hanger pain and how is it treated?
Physical activity improves blood and oxygen delivery into the neck muscles and alleviates symptoms. Coat hanger pain is suspected when an individual can play tennis or work in the yard without noticing pain but they feel increased pain when sitting at their desk or in a car for extended periods of time.
What causes coat hanger pain on one side?
The coat hanger pain often affects both sides, but it is not unusual for it to be one-sided. The pain and muscle tightness results from a lack of proper blood flow and oxygen delivery into the muscles of the shoulder and neck.
How do you know if you have coat hanger pain?
The blood and oxygen delivery into the head and neck region are improved with the movement of the leg muscles, and this fact helps diagnose coat hanger pain. If neck pain improves or is absent with physical activity, this is an indication that the patient has coat hanger pain from Autonomic injury.
What is the coat-hanger phenomenon?
One example of the power of obtaining the autonomic history is the Coat-Hanger Phenomenon. In people who have neurogenic orthostatic hypotension or orthostatic intolerance, they can complain of pain, or like a charley horse kind of sensation, in the back of the neck and shoulder areas in the distribution that鈥檚 like a coat hanger.