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Schenectady, NY
A 45-year-old female asked:

Tight muscles on right side of neck that cause sensations down rt arm and a little down left leg. doesn't hurt. normal? massage therapy's helping .

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Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 19 years experience
See a doctor: Symptoms of neck pain with a "shooting" characteristic can be related to anything from a pulled muscle of the neck to a pinched nerve. It may be useful to follow up with your doctor if symptoms do not seem to be improving in a few days or if they worsen in severity. Over the counter pain relievers, heat/cold therapy, and gentle stretching may help relieve the pain prior to a visit.
Last updated Feb 17, 2017

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