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Dr Stoxen’s Video Review of Chapter 11, “When in Doubt, Cut It Out?”

Chapter 11, “When in Doubt, Cut It Out?”

In this chapter I will provide additional information about why doctors want to perform surgery for relief of TOS. After enough attempts, of treatments that are designed to treat lever mechanisms, fail to decompress your spring mechanism, you elect to try thoracic outlet syndrome surgery. You tried everything, so, when in doubt, cut it all out, right?

Don’t forget, doctors are magicians. They can cut the pain right out of your body. You can’t think this way!

Because the doctors could not find a conservative approach to relaxing tight scalenes, they cut them out. Because the tight scalenes are causing a raised first rib, compressing the blood vessels and nerves between the first and second rib, they cut your rib out too.

So, do you really still think doctors do surgery because they tried every logical, conservative approach? You would think there is a more logical way to stop the spasms of the muscles and to adjust the ribs down out of the outlet and tunnel rather than cutting them out, right?

Should surgery be a last resort? After reading this book, you will agree that surgery for a compressive disorder, like TOS and herniated discs, are more like a painful misunderstanding of human engineering, than a last resort.

This is what you will learn from this chapter.

Learn the possible consequences of TOS if left untreated

Learn the 10 reasons why doctors and patients may consider surgery for TOS

Learn when it is time for TOS surgery and when its time to get a second opinion

Learn the 3 main types of surgery to decompress the thoracic outlet

Learn about the transaxillary approach to TOS surgery

Learn the Supraclavicular approach to TOS Surgery

Learn which approach to surgery is better for your TOS type

Learn why you never want to remove cervical ribs without talking to me

Why you never get surgery for neurologic TOS without my second opinion

Learn why scalenectomy and first rib resection cannot completely decompress TOS

Learn about the pectoralis minor tenectomy and why it cannot fully decompress TOS

Find out why all TOS surgeries cannot completely decompress the thoracic outlet

Learn why rib and scalene removal may still leave your thoracic outlet compressed

Find out if surgery is necessary if you have a blood clot in your subclavian vein

Learn the possible complications of TOS surgery

Learn what the rating system doctors use to determine results of TOS surgery

Learn how doctors determine the success rate of TOS surgery

Find out why all the patients could still be in pain with a 90% surgery success rate

Why you never want to get TOS surgery at a teaching hospital

Learn why you never want to take opiates for TOS pain or after TOS surgery

Lean how quickly you can become addicted to opiates after TOS surgery

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