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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. TORY MCJUNKIN
19 years experience Pain Management
Arm pain: Most important to find out why you have the arm pain. It could be several different things. If it is chronic or long standing, it should be worked up. ... Read More
Dr. Neil Ellis
13 years experience Anesthesiology
See doctor: Try conservative measures like physical therapy. Neuropathic medications are better than opiates. If it does not resolve you may need to see an inte ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Siefferman
14 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 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vikram Patel
37 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 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Canlas
30 years experience Pain Management
Cevical issue: Although your question is incomplete, the first that thing to consider is what are the other associated symptoms. Some patients who has this complaint ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Naftulin
34 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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 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 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
13 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
17 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 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vic Kalman
35 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Several Things: Typically a shooting pain radiating down the arm is nerve related. But shooting pain can also be cardio vascular. Did you have an injury or is ... Read More
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