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A 39-year-old female asked:

What would cause severe pain starting in the right side of neck down thru the shoulder and radiate down the arm to the elbow and forearm?

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Dr. Bradford Romans
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Pinched nerve: The nerves to the arm come out from the spinal cord from the neck vertebrae .A pinched nerve, at this level, could cause these symptoms.See your doctor if this persists, epically if there is numbness and/or weakness.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Radiculopathy: Agree with likely nerve compression emanating from neck and this needs attention soon. Could be reversed with conservative measures but agree with Dr R that worsening requires care

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