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Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

area around the thoracic outlet

Vegas Understanding Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS)

Thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) is a group of disorders that occur when nerves and/or blood vessels in the space between your collarbone and your first rib (the thoracic outlet) become compressed.

 

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What Causes TOS?

Types of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

TOS is categorized based on the structures being compressed:

Symptoms of TOS

Symptoms can vary depending on the type of TOS and which structures are affected:

Diagnosing TOS

Your doctor will start with a physical exam and discuss your medical history. They may recommend:

Treatment Options

Self-Care Tips for TOS

Important: If you experience any symptoms of TOS, don’t self-diagnose. Seeking medical evaluation is crucial for proper diagnosis and developing an effective treatment plan.

 

Let me know if you'd like a deeper dive into specific treatment types, exercises, or the differences between the various forms of TOS.