U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
Hephzibah, GA
A 40-year-old female asked:

Neck, left shoulder and left arm pain.. i have tingling all the way down my arm.. more in my pinky and ring finger..

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 37 years experience
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. Treatment is usually physical therapy and sometimes surgery.
Dr. Matthew Kozminski
Neurology 17 years experience
Pinched nerve?: Nerves in your arms trace all the way back to your neck (nerve roots). Any pinching of those nerves, for any reason, is officially called radiculopathy. Standard tests include emg/nerve conduction study, perhaps MRI of the c-spine. I'd ask to see a neurologist for work up, pain physician if the tingling of a painful quality.
Last updated Jan 5, 2018


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.