Thoracic Outlet Syndrome Treatment in Dallas-Fort Worth
Thoracic outlet syndrome occurs when the blood vessels or nerves in the space between your collarbone and your first rib become compressed.
Treating thoracic outlet syndrome varies from physical therapy to interventional pain relief treatments. More severe instances may require surgery.
Two Types of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
Neurogenic Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. This involves the brachial plexus, which is a network of nerves that originates in your spinal cord and controls muscle movements and sensation in your shoulder, arm and hand.
Vascular Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. This occurs when one or more of the veins or arteries under the collarbone are compressed.
Thoracic outlet syndrome is caused by the compression of the nerves and/or blood vessels in the thoracic outlet. Causes of the compression may include:
- Anatomical defects
- Poor posture
- Repetitive activity
If you are experiencing symptoms of thoracic outlet syndrome, please contact the Dallas pain specialists at Texas Pain Relief Group today.