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my back, shoulder and arms have this painful prickly feeling and its getting worse. when i touch the area it hurts worse; clothing even hurts.?

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Dr. Rita Corona
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Body pains: This sounds to be a nerve type pain or irritation. Muscular knots on shoulders/neck can cause this as well as bulging disc which both can pinch nerves causing discomfort & pain. Ibuprofen may help for the pain as well as a warm epsom salt bath. You may also try ice packs alternating with moist heat (wet towel). Both of these help with pain and increase circulation.
Dr. William Lizarraga
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
See a PCP!: Any number of things can cause these symptoms, including pinched nerves, muscle sprain/strain, viruses (shingles), etc. Since its getting worse, get it checked out!

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