Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS) is a condition relating to the compression of structures including the brachial plexus (a bundle of nerves supplying the arm), a major artery and vein, through an anatomical area called your thoracic outlet. This area is located between your lower neck, collar bone and first rib. 

What are the signs & symptoms?

Compression of this area can cause many symptoms most commonly in the arm, hand, and neck. You could experience one of more of the following: 

  • Pain
  • Muscle weakness and wasting
  • Pins and needles
  • Numbness
  • Paleness of the skin
  • Temperature changes

This collection of symptoms can also closely mimic other more serious medical conditions, so it’s important that you seek expert advice without delay.  

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