Thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) is a condition where the brachial plexus nerve bundles and the blood vessels, located in the passage between the anterior and middle scalene down to the brachial plexus pass, become entrapped in this area by tightness of the neck and shoulder muscles, compressing the nerves.
The impingement of the nerves in a person suffering from this condition can cause a collection of symptoms from numbness and tingling sensations on the extremities, to weakness and most commonly, pain of various degrees during motion of the neck, shoulders, and upper extremities. Discoloration in the area as a result of diminished circulation is also possible.
Thoracic outlet syndrome is a medical condition used to describe when the brachial plexus nerve bundles and blood vessels in the cervical region become entrapped by tightness of the neck and shoulder muscles. The nerve compression can cause a variety of symptoms. For more information, please feel free to ask Dr. Jimenez or contact us at (915) 850-0900.
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