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What medications treat thoracic outlet syndrome?

If physical therapy, exercise, and stretching do not adequately relieve your symptoms related to thoracic outlet syndrome, your doctor may recommend a medication to relax the muscles or reduce inflammation. Medications commonly used to treat pain related to thoracic outlet syndrome are aspirin, ibuprofen, and other anti-inflammatory drugs, also referred to as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs. Antidepressants are also prescribed to treat pain.

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