A 21-year-old female asked:
left arm pain in the upper area of my arm my shoulder hurts & so does my neck when i take a deep breath it kinda hurts me?
2 doctor answers
Dr. David Bailie answered
30 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Get checked: See a neck specialist first.
Answered on Jul 25, 2016
Dr. Jeffrey Gross answered
28 years experience Neurosurgery
Evaluate further: Start with a good history, exam, and chest x-ray to rule out some problem near the top of the left lung involving the nerves. This symptoms is uncommonly seen in neck problems involving the nerves down the arm. Lastly, the brachial plexus (group of nerves near the armpit) may be bothered. This can be evaluated after history and examination with an imaging test called MRN (MR neurography).
Answered on Aug 16, 2020
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