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Anyone out there ever treat thoracic outlet syndrome?

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Thoracic outlet: This is from compression of brachial plexus from first rib first try physical therapy before first rib removal if diagnosis has been confirmed.

Answered 8/18/2013

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Yes: Physical therapy is the mainstay of treatment and sometimes surgery is necessary.

Answered 10/7/2012

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Dr. Rodeen Rahbar answered

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Yes: There are three major types. The most common is related to pain and nerve compression. This one responds to physical therapy sometimes. The other two types may involve the artery or vein. These are less common. The treatment can be a bit controversial, espescially the nerve compression type. See a surgeon experienced in thoracic outlet disease such as a vascular or cardiothoracic surgeon.

Answered 6/12/2015

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