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when i lay on my right side. i get a burning pins and needles feeling in my shoulder and bicep. what would likely cause this.

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Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 55 years experience
Vascular or neurolog: Lying on your right side might press on blood vessels in your arm causing the problem or there may be a neurologic impingement. These are things your physician can clarify

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