Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS)

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Please keep in mind that before treating any condition, including Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS), as TMS or PPD, it is vitally important to consult with your physician in order to rule out any serious medical conditions. To learn more about TMS and PPD, and to help you figure out if you have it, visit our An Introduction to TMS page and watch the video there. Some more guidance in figuring out if this approach is right for you can be found in the video at the top of our So You Think You Might Have TMS page.

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Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS) and TMS Success Stories


Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS) referenced in TMS Books

The space traversed by the large blood vessel going into the arm is known as the thoracic outlet. the space can be narrowed by an extra rib, but this is quite rare. In the absence of an extra rib, doctors hypothesized that muscles in the shoulder are compressing the blood vessel and causing arm pain. There is no evidence that this happens.



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