BC: Brachial Chain
The brachial chain is a polyarticular muscle group covering the anterior chest wall and cervical area, influencing breathing, shoulder dynamics, and neck movement. The right BC pattern is dominated and usually co-exists with the left AIC pattern as the body tries to counterbalance the system.
Muscles: Anterior-Lateral Intercostals, Deltoid-Pectoral, Sibson’s Fascia, Triangularis Sterni, Sternocleidomastoid, Scaleni, Diaphragm
Symptoms often associated with Right BC are:
- Neck pain
- Shoulder pain
- SLAP lesion (Superior Labrum Anterior Posterior Lesion)
- Glenohumeral Multidirectional Instability
- Biceps Tendinitis
- Lateral epicondylitis (Tennis elbow)
- Medial epicondylitis (Golf elbow)
- De Quervain tenosynovitis
- Thoracic outlet syndrome
- Scapulothoracic regional pain (Between the scapula and spine)
- Pain at the chest bone (Costosternal junctional pain)
- Sternothoracic joint pain (Acromioclavicular (AC) and Sternoclavicular (SC) joints)
- Intracostal pain (pain at between the ribs)
- Snapping scapula
- Adhesive capsulitis
Overactive muscles: Left Pec Major, Right Pec Minor, Right Latissimus Dorsi
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