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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
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 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nalinaksha Joshi
22 years experience Neurology
Possible: It depends on severity, location, extent and associated defect of spinal cord or nerves.
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dora Chizea
47 years experience Anti-Aging Medicine
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
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Benoy Benny
21 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
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
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Several things: It could be a lot of things. With the pain radiating down the arm, a nerve entrapment syndrome may be present. See your family doctor.
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chukwuka Okafor
15 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Could be: If you have a lumbar herniated disc pinching a nerve, it could lead to pain down the distribution of the nerve being pinched.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
50 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
See your PCP: You need a thorough evaluation by your primary care provider and probably some i, aging studies and perhaps a referral to a specialist for a consultat ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
24 years experience Wound care
More info: There are many things that can give you those symptoms. When do you get pain? What type? How long does it last? Anything make it better? Anything make ... Read More
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Merriman
46 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
? nerve root : Could be a compressed or irritated nerve root from a disc or arthritic spur in the low back region / from the sound of it potentially at l3-4 or l2- ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Linville II
29 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Back Pain and lump: Symptoms of a "knot" or "lump" are most likely a muscle spasm if painful. Understand that the spinal muscles attach from base of skull down to pelvis. ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
23 years experience Family Medicine
Sciatica: It sounds like inflammation of the sciatic nerve, which runs down your leg. Anti-inflammatory meds like ibuprofen, and a heating pad to the area shou ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Bicos
21 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Pinched nerve : You could have a pinched nerve in your neck. I would get it checked out.
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Cervical origin: Sometimes a cervical disk can refer pain 2 this erea. C ur pcp or neurologist 2 b evaluated.
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Varable: Does it hurt with shoulder movement? It may be joint, shoulder , muscle in cause. If not, concerns are heart, lung and either way you need a full hi ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Shaffer
16 years experience Neurology
See your doctor: Does it happen when you flex your neck or turn your head? You should see your doctor.
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Chapman
40 years experience Cardiology
More info: In general, if the symptoms change with eating, it is likely gi. If the discomfort getw worse with physical activity, cardiac causes may need to be c ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
32 years experience Neurosurgery
Disc Herniation?: While sciatica is most commonly a result of a lumbar disc herniation directly pressing on the nerve, any cause of irritation or inflammation of the sc ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience Pain Management
See below: I need more information but neuralgia would be high on my diagnosis list. Did you have a c-section or other pelvic surgery?
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A 90-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
16 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: Could be from any number of reasons. You need to see a doctor so they could take a more thorough history, do an exam and do xrays if they think it's ... Read More
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A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Early shingles?: There is the possibility of shingles being present with the rash presenting later intercostal neuralgia caused by a virus is also a possibility.
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Siefferman
13 years experience Pain Management
Many possibilities: Pain from the shoulder down the arm my be caused by a variety of things. Starting at the neck, there may be a pinched nerve, or the joints in the nec ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Pain shoulder/ left : Be checked; this pain may be originating in your neck. Imaging may help to show this. It does not sound like cardiac pain. After imaging physiotherapy ... Read More

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