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Healthy Living: Relieving Pain, Numbness & Tingling

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It's a condition that causes pain, numbness, and tingling in the shoulder and arms.  

We're talking about thoracic outlet syndrome, or TOS for short.  

Relieving the pain might mean removing body parts.

Doctor Thompson says removing the first rib and some of the surrounding muscles will not cause any harm to the patients, as they can function without them.  

He says TOS is more common in athletes like baseball pitchers, who use repetitive arm motions.  

We want to warn you, some of this may be considered graphic.