A 45-year-old female asked:
i have chronic left shoulder, neck and arm pain. it affects my sleep and is wearing me out. what can i do that will help this with out a lot of meds.?
3 doctor answers • 11 doctors weighed in
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Depends: Have you had a diagnosis? Why just one side, in general arthritis affects most joints, if it has lasted more than 2 weeks then you really need to be worked up it could be a pinched nerve in your neck and physical therapy may greatly help.
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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 18 years experience
Pinched nerve: Neck pain that runs down the arm or shoulder with or without numbness and tingling sounds like a pinched nerve in the neck. This is usually caused by a protruding disc or bone spur touching one of your spinal nerves as it leaves your neck. This can often improve on it's own with rest and anti-inflammatories, but if your pain lasts greater than one week or gets worse see your physician.
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Family Medicine 38 years experience
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Last updated Sep 29, 2019
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