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A 21-year-old male asked:

What can i do about muscle spasms after first rib resection surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome?

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Dr. Harold Fields
Family Medicine 61 years experience
Muscle spasm: A heating pad may help and perhaps Advil (ibuprofen) or Aleeve. If neither help I would see your physician who would probably prescribe a muscle relaxant
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Approaches: Feldenkreis physical therapy approaches have proven to be highly successful both pre- and post-op TOS procedures. Medications can provide symptomatic relief, and have found some success with compounded analgesic pain cremes, especially those containing ketamine.

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Last updated May 15, 2018

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