There are three main types of TOS, named according to the cause of the symptoms; however because TOS is not well understood, there is still much controversy among physicians over these classifications.
Vascular - Rare and usually involves compression of the subclavian artery or vein.
Neurogenic - Involves compression of the brachial plexus. The majority of TOS cases are neurogenic.
Nonspecific-type - Involves unexplained pain in the cervical region, scapular region, and arm. Symptoms typically begin after a traumatic event.
What Causes TOS
Signs and Symptoms
Depending on which structures are compressed, symptoms can vary.
What You Can Do To Relieve The Pain
When To See A Doctor
See your doctor if you are consistently experiencing any of the signs and symptoms of thoracic outlet syndrome.
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