A 46-year-old male asked:
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pain in right shoulder & down right arm, numbness in thumb too.

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Dr. Phillip Goebel
15 years experience Emergency Medicine
Neck problem: This likely a result of the nerve that goes to your arm being pinched in your neck either by a bad disc or a muscle spasm. Ibuprofen is the first line of treatment and evaluation by your physician to make sure there is nothing else going on.
Answered on Nov 6, 2019
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Dr. Forrest Jones
Specializes in Family Medicine
May be cervical prob: You may have a nerve problem starting in the neck (cervical region). You may also have a shoulder disorder including rotator cuff injury. You can start with your primary medical provider or with an orthopedic surgeon. Hope that helps.
Answered on Sep 3, 2014
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Anatomy: Likely location could be neck, C-6, upper brachial plexus in shoulder, nerve compression in wrist. Imaging and EMG could confirm site of pathology with interventional treatment based upon this.
Answered on May 23, 2016

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