I Suffer Chronic Pain Every Day

@birthlady (5613)
United States
November 13, 2006 12:34pm CST
I am a good person with a very very bad health problem, it happened 12 years ago from an accident at work. I don't get disability. I sell merchandise with my art/photography on different products you see when I post an image. I teach pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding, newborn/postpartum classes online. I have written 32 books to sell online. My very very bad health problem is called "Thoracic Outlet Syndrome". Here's definition: Thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) TOS is a condition caused by the compression of nerves or blood vessels, or both, caused by trauma, disease or congenital deformity. A narrow space between the clavicle (collar bone) and the first rib, the thoracic outlet is a region crowded with blood vessels, nerves and muscles. The result of TOS is pain, numbness or weakness caused by the pressure put on the nerves or blood vessels. Symptoms may present as mild or severe and continuous, extending to fingers and hands and causing discoloration and weakness in the arm. Diagnosis of TOS begins with a doctor’s exam and then may be supported through the use of MRIs and X-rays. There are a number of ways to treat TOS. Most begin with exercises to stretch and open the tissues associated with the thoracic outlet. If symptoms persist or remain severe, surgery is an option. Vascular surgeon Ali Azizzadeh, M.D. makes an incision just above the clavicle during a surgery that lasts between two and 2 ½ hours. Scalene muscle is removed, along with the first rib, easing pressure on the brachial plexus nerves – a network that provides movement and sensation to the arm, hand and fingers. The procedure also eases pressure on the artery that runs through the area, relieving the discoloration often caused by the condition." "Vascular Surgery Vascular surgeons provide diagnosis and repair for damaged or diseased blood vessels. Patients with vascular-related medical needs receive care from a team of specialists that may include cardiologists, neurologists and diagnostic radiologists." Please shop at my store, or donate to my website, help me earn money to move home soon and resume medical care I require. Thank you. Art by Cathie the birthlady http://www.cafepress.com/artbycathie Auntie Natal 911: 9 months, 1 purpose, 1 goal: Healthy Mothers make Healthy Babies http://www.auntienatal911.com antenatal: prenatal
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