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What Is Thoracic Outlet Syndrome?

Thoracic outlet syndrome is a rare condition, but it can cause considerable pain. Your thoracic outlet is a point between your neck and shoulder that allows the nerves to pass into your arm, hand, and fingers. When a patient has TOS, these nerves become compressed, resulting in pain, weakness, and numbness in the arm and shoulder.

However, TOS is often misdiagnosed. There are several other conditions that can refer pain in the same way, including ligament sprains and problems with the rotator cuff. Herniated, slipped, or degenerated discs in the cervical and thoracic spine can also be the culprit. Many TOS patients have an extra rib that will need to be removed before they can find relief.

Contact Us for Help

Contact us to make an appointment if you’ve been diagnosed with TOS. We’ll be able to advise you on whether or not we can help, and we’ll be able to help you choose the best treatment plan for the source of your pain.