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Have thoracic outlet syndrome. Delayed surgery. Guide

I was told that I have thoracic outlet syndrome a few years ago. I have delayed making any decision regarding this surgery, because of the uncertainty or hesitation to answer my questions regarding this issue. It seems like a gray area for some doctors, so they pursue other symptoms. What avenue should I travel for an answer that is satisfactory. Thank you
Mon, 17 Jun 2013
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Thanks for writing to us,
I am Dr Vaibbhav Gandhi , I am Orthopaedic Surgeon.

I f thoracic outlet syndrome is giving you neurological deficit then you should opt for surgery
Check your vit B12 level and vit D3 level through blood test.

Conservative treatment include medicines such as anti inflammatory drugs, physiotherapy (Short wave diathermy, ultrasound) . Exercises.

Hope this helps. Let me know if you need clarifications.

Take care.
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