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Back pain radiating down left arm

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 38 years experience
See below: You have symptoms which could be serious and should see your physician. He/she will listen to you, do a physical examinarion, run some tests, and let... Read More

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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nalinaksha Joshi
Neurology 24 years experience
Possible: It depends on severity, location, extent and associated defect of spinal cord or nerves.
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
Yes and no: You need to be seen by an orthopaedic spine specialist. The l5/s1 does not affect your arms but it can affect your legs. You will requires x-rays and ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dora Chizea
Anti-Aging Medicine 49 years experience
One should first...: With this background and current Health issues of the Planet. One should first take Aleve or Ibuprofen for the aches and pains and possible Fever, Sto... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Benoy Benny
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 23 years experience
Pinched nerve - neck: Sounds like you have a pinched nerve in your neck and you need to get an MRI of the c-spine. Depending on the results it might be just short term th... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Need to address ASAP: Need to address what might harm you the most quickly. Your chest pain radiating down your left arm describes a heart attack. Take aspirin if not alle... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Glynis Ablon
Dermatology 30 years experience
If icing and advil (ibuprofen): hasn't helped I would make appointment to see doctor this week to make sure you didn't break anything. But muscle strains can take weeks to months to ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
Hand Surgery 40 years experience
Trigger point: Possible trigger point within the trapezius muscle can cause nerve irritation and pain down the arm.
A member asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
Orthopedic Surgery 41 years experience
Try these: If you have not tried over the counter pain relievers, start there (unless you cannot take them; read the package instructions). Gentle neck exercises... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 41 years experience
Yes: Sometimes a disc herniation will present as a deep achy pain or sharp pain along the scapula or shoulder blade on the same side as the arm affected wh... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
Neurology 34 years experience
Pinched nerve or ...: Based on your description of your symptoms, either a pinched nerve or a muscle spasm. Best to check with your doctor.