Is this TOS?

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I first started off years ago with tingling and numbness in my arms and feet and was diagnosed to having Raynaud's phenomena. I found weakness in my arm grip and intentional hand tremor occasionally. Initially, I suspected Multiple Sclerosis (MS) due to my weakened balance in leg strength and increased tripping (over myself). In the recent few months, the pain escalated to having a back ache, chest pain, sharp headache, and the most significant pain in my shoulders that radiates down from my neck to my arms. The pain intensified in the last 3 days and I can't hardly raise my arm pain-free. In addition to that, the pain in my shoulders and arms are so overbearing that it prevents me from sleeping throughout the entire night (I try my best to sleep on my back but have backache too). I've been through to many specialists but each have failed to diagnose me with anything and has only provided me with painkillers, which is no longer effective. I did x-rays of my spine, chest and neck but the radiologist reported that I have no cervical rib. However, from my own research, I do think I have a cervical rib? This has undoubtedly stopped me from continuing my regular routine. I have an appointment with another neurosurgeon for a second opinion in 2 days time but some days I feel so much in pain that I just want to give up.

Is my story similar to anyone else's? 

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    Have you seen your xray or scan or mri? When I had my our x ray. The consultant showed me 3d which basically turned the x ray round which showed cervical ribs.

    So asked them to show you and to do the above.

    Good luck

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      I had received a report from the radiologist indicating that I do not have cervical ribs. That was the same thing said by my GP (from interpreting the report). However, I showed my x-ray to a different doctor and she confirmed that I DO have cervical ribs. Therefore, I was just wondering if the radiologist could have gotten it wrong or made a mistake? 
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