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Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: It is likely a cervical radiculopathy which is a compressed nerve root in the neck. Have it evaluated.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Stauffer-munekata
35 years experience Family Medicine
ER or Urgent Care: I would advise an ER or Urgent Care evaluation ASAP. While your symptoms may be from a pinched nerve in the neck, there is a chance this could be fro ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Akhtar Purvez
39 years experience Pain Management
Need evaluation: The pain you described is most probably coming from a pinched nerve in the neck See your doctor as you may need Xrays/MRI, followed by medication, phy ... Read More
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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 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 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Kozminski
15 years experience Neurology
Well, I am a: Neurologist, so i always want to blame this type of thing on carpal tunnel syndrome; however, if you are having pain, i would ask if you fell onto you ... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Bursitis: If there is no history of recent sprain and motion of the shoulder affects the discomfort, bursitis is likely. Try cold or hot applications, liniment, ... Read More
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 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 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
37 years experience Internal Medicine
It could be muscle : Strain(usually sharp pain), rib pain or heart related(usually squeezing mid-sternum). Check for any blisters( if positive, could be due to shingles) g ... Read More
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 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Nerve pain: An impingement of a nerve somewhere in the thorax appears to be the likely cause of your discomfort. I feel that a neurologist is best qualified to ev ... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Get checked for : Clots, circulation/ heart problem etc asap! take care!
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Neck problem: Is a very common problem, affecting about 10-12% percent of the adult population in the us. Nerve impingement can be caused by being sandwiched betwee ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Andrey Lev-weissberg
17 years experience Internal Medicine
Nerve compression: Sharp shooting pain usually indicates nerve involvement, compression of cervical nerve root by herniated disc, ulnar nerve in ulnar canal, brachial pl ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nishant Kalra
18 years experience Cardiology
See ur doctor: Need more information and a physician needs to examine you. Please consult your primary doctor.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Klein
20 years experience Family Medicine
See doc: There are several things that can cause this. Cervical radiculopathy , or a pinched nerve in the neck, or rotator cuff sprain or impingement can do t ... 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 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 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
16 years experience Gastroenterology
Impossible: To say without further history. If severe, best to be seen and evaluated.
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
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Cannon
32 years experience Family Medicine
Cervical/upper back: Is there any history of herniated or bulging cervical discs? Are you pushing up from a seated position with your arms to stand? Postural problems that ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monib Zirvi
20 years experience Dermatology
Intertrigo: The peri-rectal area is a common area for a rash known as intertrigo. This starts off as an irritation and then secondarily becomes colonized by yeast ... Read More
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