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Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

If you or your loved one suffered from thoracic outlet syndrome, contact us for a free consultation.

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome is a compression of the space between the collarbone and rib, which may result in disability from occupations that require overhead lifting.

Damages for pain and suffering, past loss of income, past cost of care, future loss of income and future cost of care are frequently awarded in cases of thoracic outlet syndrome.

Reports from family physicians, vascular surgeons, occupational therapists, vocational consultants, economists, and other specialists are required to establish full recovery in cases of thoracic outlet syndrome.

Definition

Thoracic outlet syndrome is a group of disorders that occur when the blood vessels or nerves in the thoracic outlet — the space between your collarbone (clavicle) and your first rib — become compressed. This can cause pain in your shoulders and neck and numbness in your fingers.

Common causes of thoracic outlet syndrome include physical trauma from a car accident and repetitive injuries from on-the-job or sports-related activities. Even an injury that happened long ago may lead to thoracic outlet syndrome in the present. Sometimes, doctors can’t determine the cause of thoracic outlet syndrome.

Treatment for thoracic outlet syndrome usually involves physical therapy and pain relief measures. Most people improve with these conservative approaches. In some cases, however, your doctor may recommend surgery.