A 37-year-old female asked:
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i have chronic stabbing pain in upper left back and shoulder. sometimes pain generating down my left arm.

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Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Pain shoulder/ left : Be checked; this pain may be originating in your neck. Imaging may help to show this. It does not sound like cardiac pain. After imaging physiotherapy may be an answer. All the best.
Answered on Aug 12, 2019

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