The Thoracic Outlet Center of N.J.

What Patients Say

“I do a lot of work on the computer with my job. About a year ago, I began experiencing really bad neck and upper back pain.

As time went on, I started getting tingling and numbness down my arm. I went to several doctors but got a different answer each time, along with a different drug prescription. Nothing worked and the problem was getting worse.

I went to Dr. Carlucci and after examining me told me that I had developed Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, something I had never heard of. After the second treatment I started feeling noticably better. My neck and back pain felt relieved. The tingling in my arm also started to fade away.

After about a month, I had no arm numbness anymore and my neck and back pain were 90% better. Today I’m pain free.

I’m so happy I found Dr. Carlucci and he was able to get rid of my TOS. He knows how to help this problem and really cares.”

“I work in a sheet metal shop so I do a lot of overhead manual labor. For the past 5 years, I’ve had burning, stabbing pain and numbness down the right arm to my hand, and up from the shoulder to my neck and face.

It really interfered with my life and reached the point where I was thinking about going on disability and quitting my job. 

My family doctor gave me pills but the problem just got worse. I didn’t want to have to take pills for the rest of my life either.

I went to an orthopedist and he said I had neurogenic Thoracic Outlet. He said the usual treatment was cutting away part of the first rib or pec muscle. There was no way I was going to go through that.

My wife found Dr. Carlucci’s website on the internet. It talked about all the symptoms I have and that they can be helped without surgery.

I started the Thoracic Outlet program with him and noticed the pain and numbness down my arn start to go away in a few days. I was really surprised how fast it happened. My neck and back felt more flexible and less painful.

I’m so happy with the progress I’ve made since I started. My posture is better and I can move more freely. My arm numbness and neck pain are gone. I can work at my job again without any problem.

All I can say is, if you’ve got Thoracic Outlet you have to try this. You don’t have to give up or get surgery. Dr. Carlucci has helped me so much and I highly recommend him.”

“A few years ago, for no reason I started getting neck and shoulder pain. Over time my shoulder became stiffer and more painful. I also started to get burning and numbness going down the left arm to my hand.

An orthopedist told me that I had Frozen Shoulder and Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. The medications weren’t helping so he scheduled me for manipulation under anesthesia.  

He said that during the procedure I would be sedated and he would stretch the shoulder to tear up the scar tissue in order to free it up.

I was actually gowned and set up in the O.R. for the procedure when I panicked and jumped off the table. I told the surgeon I wasn’t going through with it. He was pretty angry but that was my decision.

My husband had been going to Dr. Carlucci for low back pain and told him about my problem. I had a consultation and felt that Dr. Carlucci understood my problem right away, unlike several of the other doctors I initially saw.

He explained everything in simple terms I could understand and I felt much more comfortable with the treatment he laid out instead of more drugs or surgery.

My shoulder barely moved when I started. I couldn’t dress myself or comb my own hair. The pain and numnbess down my arm were excruciating.

It took a lot of work but I made steady progress. Today I can move my shoulder without any pain or restriction. There’s no more burning or numbness in my arm. I’m more than 95% better and I can’t believe how far I’ve come.

Every day I wake up I thank God I got off that operating table and started treatment with Dr. Carlucci. He really helped me put my life back together. I got rid of the Frozen Shoulder and the Thoracic Outlet too. I was in horrible shape to start so if I can do it anybody can.

If you have these problems please let him help you too.”

“I was diagnosed with TOS about 2 years ago. I had a lot of pain in the side of my neck, under the collar bone and around my shoulder. Also, pain and tingling all the way down my arm to the hand.

The doctor who diagnosed me gave me so many meds that I felt like I was getting immune to them. Plus, they only numbed me for a while before the symptoms came right back. I really wanted another solution.

I found Dr. Carlucci listed as a TOS specialist on the American Thoracic Outlet Syndrome Association website. He did a very thorough exam and found out exactly what was causing my problems.

We did the first session at his office and since I live far away he gave me a detailed home program to do between visits.

I started feeling better after the first visit. The home program alone made an incredible difference. I’m sleeping better, I don’t have pain at my job and I just feel so relieved that I’m finally on track to getting better.

I’m so lucky I found Dr. Carlucci and his TOS Center. I drive 1 1/2 hours one way to go there each visit but to me its well worth it. If you have TOS or symptoms like this please do this program." 

“I had a car accident three years ago. I had a pretty bad whiplash so my doctor prescribed pain meds and anti-inflammatories. 

The major pain subsided over time but I started to get a strange feeling down my arm. Tingling, pain and numbness, especially at night. I went to therapy at the hospital but it really didn’t get rid of the problem.

An orthopedist at the hospital examined me and said I had Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. He told me it was a rare problem and that he could perform surgery to try to fix it. After he explained the procedure and the complications I decided against it.

I thought I would just have to keep taking meds for the rest of my life. It was pretty depressing.

Then I found Dr. Carlucci’s website on the internet and called him. We had a long conversation on the phone where I told him all about my problem. He explained TOS in language I could understand and how his Center treats the problem non-surgically. I decided that was the way to go for me.

After Dr. Carlucci did the TOS exam we started the rehab program. I couldn’t believe how much better I actually felt after the first treatment. I slept through the night without pain for the first time in three years.

At this point after a month of care my symptoms are at least 80% better and I’m still improving. I’m so happy I found the Thoracic Outlet Center. I has changed my life so much for the better."

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