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A 38-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 49-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
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
12 years experience Pain Management
See your doctor: for a physical exam and imaging which may or may not show nerve impingement secondary to degenerative processes in the disks or vertebrae of your neck ... Read More
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Dr. Qamar Khan
16 years experience Pain Management
Evaluate Neck: If you are not improving have your doctor order a cervical spine mri. Many times a herniated disc in the neck can cause arm pain especially if you ha ... Read More
A 33-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 46-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 32-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 40-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 44-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 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Dantin
36 years experience Family Medicine
Check it out: See your doc.
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Miller
45 years experience Anesthesiology
Pain: Make sure there is not a pinched nerve in the neck with proper physical exam and possible MRI and/or nerve conduction test
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Inwood
34 years experience Podiatry
Shooting pain: This sounds like a nerve impingement. See your orthopedist for the best help

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