Thoracic outlet syndrome

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What is thoracic outlet syndrome?

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome is a condition resulting from the compression of the blood vessels or nerves in the space between the clavicle and first rib (thoracic outlet). It is caused by car accident injuries or repetitive job or sport-related injuries.

Common symptoms reported by people with thoracic outlet syndrome

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people for thoracic outlet syndrome

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Outpatient PT)
Type
Physical Therapy
How many have tried
93
Tried for
thoracic outlet syndrome (5)

Data from patients with thoracic outlet syndrome, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with thoracic outlet syndrome

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Outpatient PT)
Perceived effectiveness
for thoracic outlet syndrome (2 evaluations)
Side effects
stabbing and shooting pain
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
thoracic outlet syndrome (5)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with thoracic outlet syndrome, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
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Who has thoracic outlet syndrome on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 0 new patients joined this month
  • 75 say thoracic outlet syndrome is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 16
30s 47
40s 62
50s 75
60s 39
70+ 5
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 17
20-29 years 36
30-39 years 34
40-49 years 28
50-59 years 9
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 29
Female 216

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 147
Not Diagnosed 8

These charts show data from thoracic outlet syndrome patients who have completed their condition history
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