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A 45-year-old member asked:

i've been getting a pain up my right hand side that goes up my arm back and into my neck and head. what do i have?

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Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 53 years experience
Neural impingement: Pain radiating back head to distal upper extremity one side in fortyish male suggest radiculopathy; impingement of major nerve(s) these regions. Cervical spine neural outlet tracts suspect, as is impingement within shoulder region; called thoracic outlet syndrome (tos). Physiatrists ; osteopaths can discern. Electrodiagnostic tests provide info. Unfortunately, neurologists often skeptical of tos.

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Last updated Dec 30, 2013

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