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What's neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome?

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Dr. Laurence Badgley
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In brief: Nerve symptoms

Tos caused by nerve ; artery impingement as pass through costoclavicular dimension between clavicle (collar bone) ; top first rib; space about one centimeter in life.
When joints ; muscles of shoulder girdle injured, space prematurely closes with arm raising. Nerve symptoms are tingling ; numbness pinky side of hand ; forearm. Artery symptoms of hand coolness ; ischemia. Nerve symptoms dramatic.

In brief: Nerve symptoms

Tos caused by nerve ; artery impingement as pass through costoclavicular dimension between clavicle (collar bone) ; top first rib; space about one centimeter in life.
When joints ; muscles of shoulder girdle injured, space prematurely closes with arm raising. Nerve symptoms are tingling ; numbness pinky side of hand ; forearm. Artery symptoms of hand coolness ; ischemia. Nerve symptoms dramatic.
Dr. Laurence Badgley
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In brief: TOS

Thoracic outlet may affect nerves in the brachial plexus, or the veins and arteries passing from the neck into the chest wall.
If the problem spares the blood vessels, and affects the nerves only, causing pain, numbness, tingling, weakness, then the classification describes "neurogenic" tos. This is by far the most common presentation, and can be confirmed by sophisticated EMG testing.

In brief: TOS

Thoracic outlet may affect nerves in the brachial plexus, or the veins and arteries passing from the neck into the chest wall.
If the problem spares the blood vessels, and affects the nerves only, causing pain, numbness, tingling, weakness, then the classification describes "neurogenic" tos. This is by far the most common presentation, and can be confirmed by sophisticated EMG testing.
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