Stop Thoracic Outlet Pain
and Restart your Life.
When that didn't cure the problem he might have prescribed anti-depressants, the unspoken message being: "It's all in your head."
When the anti-depressants didn't "cure" you it was time for the Orthopedist. This might have been the first time you heard the term "Thoracic Outlet Syndrome". Most likely, he sent you to Physical Therapy.
When therapy didn't work, it was off to Pain Management.
When the injections didn't work it was back to the Orthopedist.
He explained that at this point he could offer you stronger prescriptions, but you didn't want to live the rest of your life becoming slowly addicted to Percoset and Oxycontin.
As a last resort he talked about Thoracic Outlet surgery. Cutting away part of your first rib, your collar bone or some of the muscles deep in your neck.
It was a very painful, complicated procedure and there was a good chance it could actually make things worse. Once you had it, no matter the outcome, there was no going back.
There's got to be some other alternative, you said. But he couldn't help you any further. "You're just going to have to live with it. I'm sorry. You might try a support group."
Your experience isn't unique by any means. In fact, among thoracic outlet patients it even has a name: the "TOS Shuffle".
It's as if you were put on a conveyor belt, everybody gave it a shot, and when nothing worked you fell off the other end and were back on your own.
The doctors hear you, but no one really listens. No one understands what's at the root of your problem. Hardly any of them ever even heard of TOS. And no one has the slightest idea how to actually fix it.
Frustration. Anger. Fear. Feeling like you're at the end of your rope.
And still the pain. It just won't go away.
Does this sound familiar to you? Well, it sounds familiar to us too. That's because it's the same story most of our patients come in with.
My name is Dr. John Carlucci, and my Center specializes in the non-surgical treatment of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome patients. Since 1987, we've treated thousands who were in the same situation you now find yourself in.
And we have been able to help them. Even after every other treatment they tried failed.
In fact, I especially enjoy treating so-called "hopeless" patients that other doctors have given up on. That's because in the vast majority of cases there's actually nothing "hopeless" about them. If you understand the root causes of TOS finding a cure is no mystery. It's straightforward and routine.
Our protocol is so effective that most patients notice a marked improvement after just one or two treatments. People who in many cases have been in continuous pain for years.
What makes our treatment program so unique?
The first step is to perform a comprehensive TOS examination. You see, there are dozens of different muscles, nerves and other tissues in the neck and shoulder area, any of which could be contributing to your symptoms.
We methodically examine each and every one of them to exactly identify the root cause of your symptoms. Our philosophy is, "you can't hit a bulls eye unless you can first see the target". Our detailed TOS examination enables us to focus in on that target.
We also use plain, old-fashioned medical common sense. This means caring enough to listen to a what our patients have to say, because that's where the clues lie which enable us to figure out how to help them.
After we accurately identify the specific muscles, nerves and other structures causing your symptoms we use specilized rehabilitative exercises, therapies and a home care program to heal them.
Add to that a detailed knowlege of how the human body works, especially how it can change in a way that leads to Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. It's a knowlege that's the end result of many years of experience, treating thousands of people with TOS, and discovering what works and what doesn't.
Our treatment protocol is effective, it works quickly and as mentioned, it's completely non-surgical. Since many of our patients come from out of the area we include a detailed home program as part of your care plan.
As common as Thoracic Outlet Syndrome is, there are very few doctors who specialize in the condition, and only a very select few such as ourselves who offer non-surgical alternatives.
Ours is the safest, most effective TOS program available anywhere and it's what makes the Thoracic Outlet Center of New Jersey truly one of a kind. We even developed and patented a new therapeutic device for successfully treating TOS.
Helping people with TOS has become our passion. We can sympathize with their pain and frustration, end enjoy seeing the light in their eyes when that burden starts to lift.
The most important thing we can offer you is HOPE.
Hope that even after you've tried every other treatment without success, you can still get better. We've seen it happen again and again, we see it every day.
It IS possible to beat Thoracic Outlet pain. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise.
Thank you for coming to our website. We truly hope that by doing so it will make a difference in your life and hopefully set you on a new path toward relief from Thoracic Outlet pain.
I wish you the best of health,
Dr. John Carlucci
Thoracic Outlet Center of N.J.