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A 20-year-old female asked:

Right side of body numb for weeks. pressure in back/right side of head. ear feels plugged some jaw pain. normal mris/mrv/mra and nerve test all norm?

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Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 54 years experience
TOS: 20 y female w. "numb" shoulder/arm, ipsilateral "plugged ear, jaw pain" & lateral-posterior ipsilateral "head pressure" w. "normal" MR exams & NCT's. Unifying hypothesis: Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, which can include these symptoms. TOS patient can have parasthesias region greater occipital nerve & ulnar distribution arm/hand. Objective study: ultrasound exam subclavian artery w. Addson's maneuver.
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