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A 31-year-old male asked:

Periodic left forearm bicep and hand numbness tight shoulder when i look straight down back feels tight goes away after i take my ativan (lorazepam)?

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Dr. David Trettin
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Neck problem: Sounds like you may have a cervical disc problem in your neck w/ the description of your symptoms. See an ors or neurosurgeon for examination, x-rays etc. Best of luck!you may need treatment for your anxiety disorder additionally.
Dr. Gerald Saboe
Occupational Medicine 43 years experience
Extremity numbness: Your symptoms likely are from intermittent cervical nerve compression occurring in the area of your left lower neck. History of past neck injury or fall trauma? Have your general physician order a cervical spine/thoracic spine x-ray. Depending on results, a cervical spine MRI may next be indicated to investigate x-ray findings. With this information, consult a neurologist for recommendations.

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Last updated Jun 10, 2014

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