A 48-year-old male asked:
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have sharp shooting pain from shoulder to neck it come and go's for the last week?

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Dr. James Bicos
21 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Pinched nerve: Pain at the shoulder can be from many reasons, but also it can come from a pinched nerve in the neck area. I would have it checked out by an orthopedic shoulder specialist or cervical specialist.
Answered on Apr 16, 2013
Dr. Kambiz Behzadi
35 years experience Sports Medicine
Cervical spine: Most often pain that goes between the neck and the shoulder is from your cervical spine, and the C5 nerve root. Consider a course of physical therapy for flexibility and stretching exercises and a short course of anti-inflammatories. Rotator cuff and shoulder pathologies usually cause pain in the upper arm not the trapezius area.
Answered on Feb 13, 2015
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