What is Thoracic Outlet Syndrome?

Thoracic outlet syndrome is experienced as numbness, tingling, soreness or decreased circulation in the shoulders, arms or fingers.

The thoracic outlet is a bottleneck through which an important bundle of major nerves and arteries travel between the head and arm. The space is narrow and injury to the neck can cause swelling of the muscles in the region, which can then constrict the nerves and result in symptoms.

Because the neck is complicated, it can be complicated identifying the exact origin of your pain, and other conditions can imitate the symptoms of thoracic outlet syndrome.

If you have been in a crash and have symptoms of thoracic outlet syndrome, Dr. Stern is here to help. We can help identify the root cause of your pain and formulate a treatment plan to help you reclaim your health. We've helped many patients in San Francisco, CA heal from these sorts of problems since 2006 and we might be able to help you, as well!

Call our office today at (415) 308-7636 for an appointment or for more information.