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A 20-year-old member asked:

i have almost constant back and shoulder pain and extending to my leg sometimes as well. what could be wrong?

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Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
Spinal Pain: From from the neck, down the arm, down the back extending to the leg may mean the spinal cord is being compressed, call spinal stenosis. Please check with your regular md immediately. After appropriate testing he may send you to a neurosurgeon who can help decide which are the best treatments for your problem.
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Pinched nerve : Your symptoms sound like there may be a possibly of a pinched nerve and /or herniated disc. Suggest eval by a doctor and possible MRI or nerve study.

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