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What are the causes of left arm pain radiating down to hand

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
30 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Cervical nerve pinch: Pinch nerve in neck C6 goes to thumbc7goes to middle fingers MRI of neck and confirm with selective netve root block easily fixed when found.
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Several: This can be caused most typically from a neck or a shoulder problem . If if occurs from the elbow down it could be related to a neck or elbow issue. ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Kim
30 years experience Neurosurgery
Probably a nerve: You are correct that heart attack can cause left arm pain, but not likely with you. You should start with an MRI of the cervical spine (neck) to look ... Read More
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Dr. Anthony Furnary
40 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Nerve pain likely: Many things -- most likely compression of a nerve in your thoracic outlet or neck. Unlikely to be heart disease in a healthy person of 29. Definitel ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Blake Miller
12 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Nerve compression: Sounds like a compressive neuropathy of the upper extremity. I think an evaluation by an orthopedic surgeon is reasonable. Sounds like you need an EMG ... Read More
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Dr. Joseph Shen
30 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Pinched nerve?: You might benefit from seeing a neurologist or a physiatrist to see if you have a pinched never from neck to the fingers. Ekg is not enough to see if ... Read More
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Dr. Douglas Mund
45 years experience Rheumatology
Neurologisr: There are many possible causes. The presence of weakness and numbness strongly suggest that nerves are being compressed in the arm. This could eminate ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Left arm pain: This symptom is much more likely to be related to disc or spur impingement on a nerve root in your neck. Heart causes, specifically coronary artery bl ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Hard to say : From the description of the pain the injection may have come close to a nerve. I would expect the effect to resolve within 3 days as it likely relates ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
34 years experience Hand Surgery
radiculopathy : cervicalgia (neck pain) radiculopathy, nerve root irriion in the c5 to c7 distribution , is one cause, seek medical attention if symptoms continue ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Radiculopathy: You may have a herniated cervical disk with radiculopathy (compression of a nerve). See your doctor. An MRI of the spine in your neck may be ordered. ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Several things: Pain that severe needs to be worked up by your doctor in person. He/she will listen to you, perform an examination and possibly order some tests to s ... Read More
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