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A 45-year-old male asked:

I have stiffness in my right neck and shoulder in the middle of the curve that has been there for some years...i also have tingling i n my right leg, arm and face...the tingling increases as i massage my neck curve ? any ideas ? type of doctor ?

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Dr. Warren Wolfe
Family Medicine 58 years experience
Common problem: It sounds like you may have the proverbial "pinched nerve" in your cervical spine. Could be due to degenerative disc disease or a few other conditions. I would first suggest that you consult with an osteopathic physician {D.O.). He/she will examine you & will order imaging studies. The D.O. will then decide if osteopathic TX will help or give you a referral to an orthopedic surgeon.
Dr. John Feola
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
R/O DISC DISEASE: Your description of the pain sounds neuropathic in nature . You need a full exam and focused Neuro exam. Full lab tests including TFTS /Vit b12/Vit d/ Lyme disease. If symptoms persist & If reflexes are weak or foot drop is present. Mri of cervical spine is needed to rule out arthritis /herniated disc or mass effect.

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