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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Kennedy
41 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Seek Evaluation: There are many possible causes of these symptoms. An appropriate othopaedic or neurosurgical evaluation is indicated if these symptoms persists.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Naftulin
33 years experience Pain Management
Cervical spine?: There are multiple possible causes. A common cause is an irritated nerve in the neck or cervical spine. Other possible causes include a shoulder probl ... Read More
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. John cuong Doan
17 years experience Family Medicine
Coughing with pain: may mean you pulled a muscle (intercostal, teres minor, trapezius, deltoid?) from excessive coughing. It could also mean you may have a blood clot in ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Burger
35 years experience Pulmonology
Left arm pain: Visceral pain is pain is carried afferent fibers (type of nerve) of the autonomic nervous system. The visceral nerves are designed to tell you that so ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vikram Patel
36 years experience Pain Management
Arm pain: Shooting pain is often due to a pinched nerve in the neck. You need proper evaluation by a neurologist or pain physician. In the mean time, avoid look ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Most likely nerve: Could represent nerve compression at neck, shoulder, elbow, wrist, but might wonder about problem with tendons, joints, or muscles. Your doctor can e ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Maughon
23 years experience Pain Management
Radicular pain: It's called radicular pain. It's due to nerve irritation or compression. It can come from your arm pit, your collar bone but most likely your neck. Yo ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
12 years experience Pain Management
Possible: Problem in the neck such as disk herniation causing compression or chemical irritation of the nerves that go to the arm. See your pain management doct ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Le
Dr. Brian Le answered
16 years experience Pain Management
Nerve pain: It sounds like you might be experiencing nerve pain (neuropathic pain). It might be due to a pinched nerve. I recommend you seeing a doctor for eval ... Read More
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A 51-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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