Thank you for your thoughtful and detailed post. My Dr.'s and I had not considered your hypothesis. However, I recall that a chiropractor that I saw about 5 years ago took an X-ray of my neck and he said that there was some compression of my C3 and C4 neck vertebrae. Much of what you explain, especially about the arms weakness, makes complete sense. However, my neurologist, the one prior to seeing the Hopkins specialist for VM, did review the X-Ray but had no significant observations. I am so pleased to report that Dr. Robertson at Mayo only today agreed to see me; I am convinced that she order all kinds of head and cervical tests. And, I am sure she will consider TOS.
With respect to your diagnosis and surgery, I am pleased to hear that you are doing better. How was your experience with your Dr. and the neurology group over all?
Thank you again for taking the time to write to me.