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Sudden sharp right arm pain, what to do?

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Dr. Peter Tomasello
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
See below: Arm pain is a vague complaint . Neck problems are often associated . A thorough history and exam with xrays if indicated . Seek an orthopaedic surgeon specialized in spine . Just because he is a surgeon , he 'll try to exhaust all conservative treatment before surgery . Do not get your neck manipulated . Examination of the arm , in itself for pathologic findings as there are numerous areas in the arm form hand and wrist that can cause symptomatology can you elaborate on the exact location of your pain quality quantity chronology setting alleviating and aggravating factors and associated manifestations.

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