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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 answers11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Alan Faustino
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.
Dr. Craig Morton
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.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 38 years experience
See doc for exam to…: Determine cause of painbone spurs, muscle spasm, disc problem, etc. May need x-rays or ct or MRI after physical exam. Depending on cause, physical therapy may help; massage; stretching exercises; nsaids; muscle relaxer. Doc can discuss options based on physical & imaging findings.

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Last updated Sep 29, 2019

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