Thoracic Outlet Syndrome Treatment in Vadodara | Arms/Neck Pain & Numbness | Dr. Kushan Nanavati

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Thoracic outlet syndrome is a disease affecting blood vessels & nerves supplying arms.

Why it develops?
It occurs due to compression of blood vessels and/or nerves passing from space between collar bone & 1st rib. This compression can be due to various reasons like additional cervicle rib, abnormal muscle band etc.
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
What are the symptoms?
  • Arm pain/Neck pain
  • Hand/arm numbness & tingling
  • Symptoms worsening with activity
  • Finger blackening(gangrene)
  • Upper limb swelling with pain(DVT)

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
How can a vascular surgeon help me?
Your vascular surgeon can help you to confirm diagnosis & do treatment to relieve your symptoms. Doctor will do your assessment & may advice you few tests like X-ray, NCV/EMG,CT scan/MRI.
What are the treatment options?
After confirming diagnosis if,
  1. Predominant nerve compression present:
    Physiotherapy for 6-12 weeks
    Surgical decompression if needed
  2. Predominant artery/vein compression present:
    Surgical decompression + repair of artery/vein
What is the duration of procedure? How many days I have to remain admitted in hospital?
Duration of procedure is 2 to 3 hours. You have to remain admitted in hospital for total 3 to 4 days.
Results of the procedure?
Immediate relief of pain, speedy recovery of wounds. Minimal post-surgery site pain, easily controlled by medications.
When can I restart my routine & office work?
You can resume work after 1 to 2 weeks of rest.

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