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A 23-year-old male asked:

upper back extremely tight with left shoulder and arm pain to elbow. saw my primary and he said muscleskeletal? can it last 5 months or is he wrong?

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Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 45 years experience
Any human being: could be wrong, but if you are not satisfied with your doctor's diagnosis, you should get another opinion. It sounds like a musculo-skeletal problem, so maybe an orthopedic surgeon might be able to confirm the diagnosis for you.

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Last updated Jul 21, 2014

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