Neurologic thoracic outlet syndrome

A case report and clinical review

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Abstract

An avid weightlifter presented with complaints of right arm and hand numbness. His workup was consistent with neurologic thoracic outlet syndrome with severe conduction block at the level of the supraclavicular fossa. He chose conservative treatment, which focused on correction of thoracic and cervical segmental dysfunction, upper crossed syndrome muscle imbalances, and upper trunk and anterior forward head postural concerns. Upon completion of the therapy program and continuation of a home exercise program, his conduction block and symptoms resolved. Conservative treatment may be an effective alternative to surgery for neurologic thoracic outlet syndrome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)14-20
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Athletic Therapy and Training
Volume21
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2016

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Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
Hypesthesia
Arm
Thorax
Hand
Head
Muscles
Conservative Treatment
Therapeutics

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation

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