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Treating TOS

CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) - Dr. Larry Benson is treating TOS or thoracic outlet syndrome at CJW Sports Medicine.

The symptoms of this weird problem include pain, numbness, burning and fatigue of the arm.  Elevation of the arm repetitively can reproduce the symptoms.

Physical therapy can help, but there may need to be a surgical procedure to "fix" the problem.

There are orthopedic and neurological exam techniques that can help diagnose this problem in the clinical setting.  x rays, ultrasound and MRI can help pinpoint the diagnosis.

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