What is included in patient education about thoracic outlet syndrome?

Updated: Jan 10, 2019
  • Author: Daryl A Rosenbaum, MD; Chief Editor: Sherwin SW Ho, MD  more...
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Inform patients that symptoms recur in 15-20% of patients. [53] The initial treatment is conservative in nature and includes a search for other diagnoses (see Differentials and Other Problems to Be Considered). Chronic pain may improve with the continued use of analgesics and a routine exercise and strengthening program.


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