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Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (Definition)

A group of disorders that occur when certain blood vessels or nerves in the ...Read more


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Can surgery actually make thoracic outlet syndrome worse?

Can surgery actually make thoracic outlet syndrome worse?

Yes: THis is usually true when it involves nerve compression rather than compression of blood vessels. Nerves can be damaged during surgery or scarring can compress nerves. This can happen in a small but real minority of persons. ...Read more

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Can surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome make you worse?

Can surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome make you worse?

Tos: You should ask benefits vs risks to the surgeon. This is not a minor surgery and yes I have seen failed surgery with increased problems. U should be absolutely sure what u are undergoing this surgery fot ...Read more

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How would doctors recommend i treat pain from thoracic output syndrome. Or pinched nerve in shoulder.?

How would doctors recommend i treat pain from thoracic output syndrome. Or pinched nerve in shoulder.?

Find a good PT: Soft tissue and muscle can create thoracic outlet syndrome as well as anatomic abnormalities from having extra ribs in the neck. See a physician for an MRI and a good physical therapist for soft tissue therapy. ...Read more

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Can you function properly without your first rib and scalene muscles after thoracic outlet syndrome surgery?

Yes for sure: yes the surgery goal to make more rooms for your blood vessels and nerves without any pressure or impingement usually patient function well after such surgery ...Read more

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I have ruptured l-5-s1, nerve damage, facet syndrome l-2-s1, lateral recess stenosis . What could be done to give me reliefothee than pain manegement ?

I have ruptured l-5-s1, nerve damage, facet syndrome l-2-s1, lateral recess stenosis . What could be done to give me reliefothee than pain manegement ?

Back pain: Exercise! recommend that you do a neutral spine core stability program for a 6-8 weeks. Consider an inversion table or nubax trio. If not significantly improved it may be time to have it evaluated by pain management. Can see videos of neutral spine exercises on youtube. This includes planks and "birddog". ...Read more

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How can snapping scapula syndrome and thoracic outlet syndrome be related?

How can snapping scapula syndrome and thoracic outlet syndrome be related?

Muscle imbalances: Imo tos results from superior trapezius (st) weak & collar bone droops toward first rib closing costoclavicular space (between these bones) clipping artery & nerves to arm. Weak st conscripts neighbor levator scapulae (ls) to burden lifting scapula (sc) & 20 lb. Arm. Long & narrow, ls incurs chronic spasm, tendonitis at insertion on superior sc spine (pick-like), & snapping as shoulder rotates. ...Read more

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Will going to the gym help relieve joint pain in hypermobility syndrome or will it stress the muscles more?

Will going to the gym help relieve joint pain in hypermobility syndrome or will it stress the muscles more?

Strengthening: Exercising the muscles surrounding a hypermobile joints will help with dynamic stabilization and become less prone to injury. ...Read more

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Can thoracic outlet syndrome cause severe chronic pain at the t6 region.?

Can thoracic outlet syndrome cause severe chronic pain at the t6 region.?

Unlikely: Thoracic outlet affects lateral neck, shoulder blade, lateral upper chest, and radiates down the arm typically to digits 4 and 5 of the hand, if the neurogenic variety. A more distal variation seems focalized to the lateral chest and armpit, (pectoralis minor). T-6 is too low for tos. Severe pain there is more likely of discogenic origin, if within the spine, or referred pain from internal organs. ...Read more

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Please suggest some upper back strengthening excercises in order to relieve pain occuring intermittently; have mild dextroscoliosis of thoracic spine.?

Consult PT first: A consultation with a physical therapist is the best way to learn exercises. After evaluation, the pt and you plan a program. Besides handouts, the pt will watch you perform exercises to be sure you do them correctly. "treat your own back" by robin mackenzie is a very good resource, however, go to a certified mackenzie physical therapist and clinic before starting to be safe. ...Read more

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Can i go back to light weight lifting(gym) if i have Thoracic outlet syndrome? will gym increase symptoms or the cause/source of the symptoms?

Can i go back to light weight lifting(gym) if i have Thoracic outlet syndrome? will gym increase symptoms or the cause/source of the symptoms?

Possibly: I would seriously consult your Primary Care Physician or the diagnosing doctor before beginning any physical work-out regiment. There are many different types of trainers and exercises out there and you may be exposing yourself to greater pain/delayed recovery if you preform the wrong type. ...Read more

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Really bad muscle pain months after rib resection and scalenectomy for thoracic outlet syndrome. What can I do?

Really bad muscle pain months after rib resection and scalenectomy for thoracic outlet syndrome. What can I do?

Pain management: Results of surgery vary by presenting problems there is a.significant persistence of symptoms when the initial problem is nerve compression repeat surgery is not a great.option Get reevaluated for other causes of pain, consider consulting with a neurologist or specialist in orain management If this.does.not help.seek out aomeone with eztensive experience in nervw compression syndromes like ...Read more

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Can surgery make neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome worse?

Can surgery make neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome worse?

Well... yes...: surgery is cutting on tissue. It can irritate the nerve and/or produce scar tissue. It would be expected to open up the area to allow the nerve to not be compressed but the consequences of surgery often produce similar situations even when done right. ...Read more

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Need to find the best exercises for post carpal tunnel syndrome surgery. A lot of numbness and pain. Weakness in the right hand side?

Need to find the best exercises for post carpal tunnel syndrome surgery. A lot of numbness and pain. Weakness in the right hand side?

Physical Therapist: Spend an hour with a physical therapist that can educate you in the proper home exercises for carpel tunnel, aka cts. ...Read more

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Spreading pain to leg; can thoracic outlet syndrome have symptoms that far away?

Thoracic outlet: No, thoracic outlet syndrome is a compression of the structures (vein, arteries, nerves) that supply the arm and neck. It has nothing to do with problems in the legs. ...Read more

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Why does the prognosis for neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome surgery get worse over time?

Why does the prognosis for neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome surgery get worse over time?

Depend on surgery: it really depend on why a patient had surgery most of thoracic outlet syndrome cases does not required surgery specially the neurogenic because the outcome is not very encouraging the only time surgery is warranted if the presence of the cervical rib or the space between the rib and the clavicle is narrower from previous accident or fracture and that cause pressure against mostly blood vessel ...Read more