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A 27-year-old female asked:

I keep waking up with pain on my left side, burning in my shoulder blade, aches down my side and arm, an my hand is tingling ?

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Dr. Craig Morton
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 19 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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