A 28-year-old male asked:
Severe neck-shoulder-arm pain (r side)(throbbing/pulsating/sharp stabbing). 2 months) x-ray done(normal). doctor thinks pinched nerve. relief laying?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
Maybe: This one is hard to say without examining your shoulder as it can be hard to distinguish pain arising from shoulder conditions such as impingement or rotator cuff tendonitis from neck conditions such as bulging disc. Need to be examined to truly discern where the problem is from. Xrays can be normal in either condition.
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Neurosurgery 33 years experience
MRI: The combination of neck pain, restricted mobility and arm pain make a herniated disc highly possible. A detailed exam history and an MRI of the neck is diagnostic.
4.7k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Jun 4, 2020
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