Brain and Nervous System
- Q What are the symptoms of thoracic outlet syndrome?
Symptoms of thoracic outlet syndrome vary, depending on what is being compressed. If nerves are being compressed, you will probably feel pain and tingling that starts in the neck and shoulder and spreads into the hand on the affected side. If a vein or... Full Answer
- Q What causes thoracic outlet syndrome?
There are many possible causes of thoracic outlet syndrome, a disorder in which the nerves and blood vessels between the neck and chest become compressed. In rare cases, an extra rib in the cervical spine, a congenital defect, is the cause. Thoracic... Full Answer
- Q Should I talk to my doctor about my thoracic outlet syndrome symptoms?
The signs and symptoms of thoracic outlet syndrome depend on whether your blood vessels or nerves are being compressed. But if you experience tingling and pain or pressure in one arm or hand, or the affected hand becomes discolored or bluish, you may... Full Answer
- Q What is thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS)?
The thoracic outlet is the area between the neck and chest. When a blood vessel or nerve is compressed in this area, it is known as thoracic outlet syndrome. Thoracic outlet syndrome refers to a group of disorders in this area. Full Answer
- Q What are the symptoms of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD)?
Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease is characterized by rapidly progressive dementia. Initially, patients experience problems with muscular coordination; personality changes, including impaired memory, judgment, and thinking; and impaired vision. People with the... Full Answer