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Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) causes pain in the shoulder, arm, and neck. It happens when the nerves or blood vessels just below your neck are compressed, or squeezed. The compression can happen between the muscles of your neck and shoulder or between the first rib and collarbone. You may feel burning, tingling, and numbness along your arm, hand, and fingers. If a nerve is compressed, you may also feel weakness in your hand. If a vein is compressed, your hand might be sensitive to cold, or turn pale or bluish. Your arm might swell and tire easily.

TOS is more common in women. It usually starts between 20 and 50 years of age. Doctors do nerve and imaging studies to diagnose it.

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  1. Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (National Library of Medicine)  
    Thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) causes pain in the shoulder, arm, and neck. It happens when the nerves or blood ...
  2. Thoracic outlet syndrome is a rare condition that involves: Pain in the neck and shoulder Numbness and tingling of ... Symptoms of thoracic outlet syndrome may include: Pain, numbness, and tingling in the pinky and ring fingers, and the inner forearm Pain and ...
  3. Thoracic Outlet Syndrome From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke)  
    National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke ... From the National Institutes of Health ... Thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) refers to three related syndromes ...
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