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Thoracic Outlet Syndrome Thoracic Outlet Syndrome/Brachial Plexopathy. In Memory Of DeAnne Marie.

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Unread 02-12-2013, 11:47 AM   #1
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i know most people here dont have this but for the .00000000001 percent

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3309244/

True neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) is an uncommon disease and is difficult to diagnose at the early stage and then completely cure. We experienced a case of true neurogenic TOS with typical clinical symptoms and electrophysiologic findings as a result of repetitive habitual sleep posture. A 31-year-old woman who had complained of progressive tingling sensation on the 4th and 5th fingers with shoulder pain was diagnosed of brachial plexopathy at the lower trunk level by electrodiagnostic studies. There was no other cause of brachial plexopathy except her habit of hyperabduction of shoulder during sleep. This case demonstrated that the habitual abnormal posture can be the only major cause of neurogenic TOS. It is of importance to consider TOS with the habitual cause because simple correction of the posture could stabilize or even reverse disease progress.
Keywords: Thoracic outlet syndrome, Neurogenic, Hyperabduction sleep

it doesnt sound like she got better but her pt sounded bad too, levator scapula strengthening.........REALLY? ouch
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Given that they included some pics, I would have liked a pic of her exact sleeping pose.
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