A 25-year-old female asked:
Pain in right arm, from shoulder to fingers. for a month now. np gave chlorzoxazone 500 mg. it was better bt aftr i stopped taking med, started paining again, a little numb too. history of chronic neck and shoulder pain.
cant go to doc now. (covid)?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Radiculopathy: Your symptoms are characteristic of impingement of a nerve root by a bulging disc or a spur at an intervertebral space in the neck. An MRI would be most helpful for diagnosis. I recommend consulting a neurologist or neurosurgeon for evaluation and advice about treatment options. I wouldn't expect any help from your muscle relaxant. In the meantime physical therapy and anti-inflammatory medications
90 viewsAnswered Mar 22, 2020
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 19 years experience
Likely nerve pain: this diagnosis would require a visit and imaging but the most likely cause is either pressure on a nerve in your neck or referred pain from the neck and shoulder with symptoms felt at the shoulder/shoulder blade. Try to use the chlorzoxazone or an NSAID (ibuprofen or naproxen) or a combo of both and also try ice for pain, heat for stiffness or spasms. It doesn't sound at all like COVID-19.
89 viewsAnswered Mar 26, 2020
Last updated Mar 26, 2020
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