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  • foxylady
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    Sir, what is the cause of this? When I am at my desk if I lean forward to look closer at something on screen say, I almost pass out but as soon as I sit back upright I am ok again.
    Also, using my right arm on my mouse at computer or sitting long periods at desk I suddenly get so I fell I will faint if I dont stretch my back. I have to touch toes and then feel my back pop in several places then I am ok again, or sometimes it leaves me with a pain in base of shoulder blade area as it goes all tight and feels like a knife in my back. It brings on horrendous sweats too that are overwhelming. Is it my cervical spine?
    What is the cause please? Thank you.
    One Neuro guy online said it is Dorsal Scapular Neuralgia causing Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. It’s making my life hell.

    Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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    Thoracic outlet syndrome will not cause change of consciousness. There is a very rare syndrome called “subclavian steal syndrome” where, if you use your arm too much, the capillaries open (which is typical) and “steal” your blood supply from your head (carotid artery). More commonly is that leaning forward can fill up the barro-ceptor (pressure switch) in your carotid which reduces cardiac output and can cause loss of consciousness. Cardiac arrythymias can do the same thing. Vaso-vagal symptoms can do the same thing. You need a cardiac workup.


    Dr. Corenman

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