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Suffering with spondylosis, tests showed shoulder vein caught between two bones. Medicines ineffective. Suggestions?

Hello ,myself vishal. I am here for my father.he is suffering from spondylosis from last 6 year.actually in report it is found that just below his shoulder one vein is caught betn 2 bones.and he showed it to lot of doctors bt many told that 90% operation are failed in such cases.and medicines are not affecting anything. Please tell me what to do ,medicines and ur suggestions.thank u. My personal email YYYY@YYYY
Asked On : Sat, 27 Oct 2012
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Emergency Medicine Specialist 's  Response
It looks like your father is having thoracic outlet syndrome.
It is a condition where the blood vessels ( artery and veins ) and nerves are compressed between the 2 bones namely the clavicle and the first rib.
with increasing age, the shoulders sag, thus putting more pull on the neurovascular (artery, veins and nerves ) structures; indeed drooping shoulders alone may cause this condition and symptoms are characteristically posture-related.
Things to do-
surgical intervention is the treatment of choice if its compression causing pain and weakness of the limb.
In mean time conservative treatment can be opted:
physiotherapy:exercises to strengthen the shoulder girdle muscles,
postural training
instruction in work practices and
ways of preventing shoulder droop and muscle fatigue.
Pain killer if required.
Answered: Wed, 9 Jul 2014
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