Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

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What is Thoracic Outlet Syndrome?

TOS causes pain, numbness, tingling and weakness in the arms and hands, headaches, chest pain, and neck pain.

Compression of arteries, veins or nerves causes three types of TOS. Patients can develop permanent weakness or blood clots. TOS causes serious disease, but it is hard to diagnose and treat.

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Thoracic Outlet Syndrome: A peripheral nerve surgeon's perspective. As a clinician who is deeply concerned with nerve health and function, Robert Hagan, MD has a unique perspective on caring for TOS patients. Join him as he discusses his approach. Participant Q & A included. #thoracicoutletsyndrome #dontguesswithtos ...

Join James Marcum, MD, a national thought leader on vascular health and nutrition as he discusses how nutrition may impact Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. #thoracicoutletsyndrome #dontguesswithtos ...

Thoracic outlet syndrome is often very difficult to diagnose. Is early MRI the answer? Dr. Scott Werden briefly discusses. The complete event, “Why MRI Is the best choice for diagnosing TOS” is available at www.TOSEducation.org. #thoracicoutletsyndrome #dontguesswithtos ...

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Thoracic Outlet Syndrome: A peripheral nerve surgeon's perspective. As a clinician who is deeply concerned with nerve health and function, Robert Hagan, MD has a unique perspective on caring for TOS patients. Join him as he discusses his approach. Participant Q & A included. #thoracicoutletsyndrome #dontguesswithtos ...

Join James Marcum, MD, a national thought leader on vascular health and nutrition as he discusses how nutrition may impact Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. #thoracicoutletsyndrome #dontguesswithtos ...

Diagnosis of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

The accurate and timely diagnosis of TOS makes a critical difference in treatment outcomes.

It is important for doctors to diagnose patients with arterial TOS or venous TOS promptly by finding a blood clot.

Unfortunately, many doctors find the clinical diagnosis of neurogenic TOS remains challenging. Learn how the NeoVista® MRI can overcome this challenge.

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What our Patients Say

“I’ve been consuming all of your videos online and am deeply grateful for the education they provide about TOS.”

“Dr. Werden…is completely dedicated to this field and is exactly the kind of doctor every patient wants to have as part of their team.  I know what it’s like to ride the “medical merry-go-round” and now, thanks to Dr. Werden and NeoVista, I also know what it’s like to see a light at the end of the tunnel.”

“When our 11-year old daughter fell onto her shoulder during a soccer game, little did we know that her life was going to change in that moment.  Suddenly she was unable to play basketball or soccer, her two favorite sports, and she could barely lift or move her arm without excruciating pain.  This high resolution MRI turned out to be a critical turning point in our daughter’s road to recovery – with a confirmed TOS diagnosis, a personal consultation with Dr. Werden to understand his findings, and access to a network of people in our area who specialize in this underrecognized condition, our daughter has improved significantly.”

“It has been a pleasure interacting with Dr. Werden and his team. I find Dr. Werden very passionate and knowledgeable about Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, TOS imaging, and the anatomy of the affected areas. The interpretation provided by Dr. Werden helped clarify my situation and potential explanations for my symptoms. Throughout the entire process, Dr. Werden has shown genuine interest in me as a patient and taken time to explain the procedure and my results and answer my questions. Highly recommended.”

“The NeoVista MRI-MRA for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome marked a turning point for me in what had previously been an endless search for diagnostic answers after being hit by a drunk driver.  This unique and highly specialized imaging protocol, designed by Dr. Scott Werden (a TOS pioneer and one of the leading advocates for improving TOS diagnosis and care), evaluates all of the relevant anatomy and is extremely detailed (my report was nine pages long!).  Dr. Werden is also extremely generous following the exam in terms of answering questions and consulting with my doctors (neurologists, etc.) — he is completely dedicated to this field and is exactly the kind of doctor every patient wants to have as part of their team.  I know what it’s like to ride the “medical merry-go-round” and now, thanks to Dr. Werden and NeoVista, I also know what it’s like to see a light at the end of the tunnel.”

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“I had a left first rib resection, scalenectomy and pec minor release with Dr Humphries on 2/22/22. I had an extra wide first rib and a bony bump where my anterior scalene attached and extensive brachial plexus scarring. I’m doing great! I woke up from surgery feeling better so much better. I will be proceeding with surgery on right side in a few months. Thank you for creating your specialized MRI, it was the tool that helped me determine surgery would yield a favorable outcome.”

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Treatment of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

TOS can be successfully treated, especially if it is diagnosed quickly and accurately.

In general, doctors treat patients with arterial and venous TOS urgently, using surgical treatments.

On the other hand, doctors frequently treat patients with neurogenic TOS with conservative methods, before considering surgery.

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The toseducation.org website is dedicated to TOS education for patients and doctors. Check out the latest video featuring TOS experts, and sign up for upcoming TOS education videos.

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