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Cervical fusion 3/4 disc respl 5/6 over yr ago, pain down left arm to pinky/ring finger. aching shoulder blades. had cervical epidurals. not helping. ?

Cervical fusion 3/4 disc respl 5/6 over yr ago, pain down left arm to pinky/ring finger. aching shoulder blades. had cervical epidurals. not helping. ?

Need 2nd opinion: Always check with your PCP first for best referrals for pain specialists.Can also see an osteopathic physician, who's a DO trained in neuromusculoskeletal medicine (NMM) who can evaluate you musculoskeletally, treat you and help decompress your neck, spine, low back, sacrum and offer more options and solutions to get you out of pain quickly! Check Am.Acad.Osteopathy or Cranial Academy directories. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Fracture (Definition)

A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more


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Could sharp pain between my shoulder blade and spine be attributed to my brachial plexus injury and suprascapular nerve compression.

Could sharp pain between my shoulder blade and spine be attributed to my brachial plexus injury and suprascapular nerve compression.

NO.: As the brachial plexus comes from the cervical spine, while the area mentioned (between spine and scapula) is supplied by nerves from the thoracic spine. One could have both lesions though. See your spine specialist. Good luck. ...Read more

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What causes pain above eye, sharp pain going up back of head and neck pain and occasionally facial irritation, had cervical MRI deg disc dis bone spur?

What causes pain above eye, sharp pain going up back of head and neck pain and occasionally facial irritation, had cervical MRI deg disc dis bone spur?

Neck vs Head: This could be occipital neuralgia where the pain originates from the occipital nerves in the back of the head and travel over the top to right above the eye. The other option would be that this could be coming from your neck due to the high cervical facets at c2/3 and c3/4. The nerves exiting this area can wrap around back of head and attach to the same place as occipital nerves. ...Read more

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Shoulder, back, arm pain diagnosed as pinched nerver from arthiritus in left shoulder . Any relief suggestions?

Shoulder, back, arm pain diagnosed as pinched nerver from arthiritus in left shoulder . Any relief suggestions?

See below: Many things can cause these symptoms. You need to see your doctor. He/she whill perform a thorough examination to see what's going on and tell you what to do about it. ...Read more

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Golfing injury of left hand, pain for 4 weeks in region of ulnar nerve...Could it be fractured hamate?

Golfing injury of left hand, pain for 4 weeks in region of ulnar nerve...Could it be fractured hamate?

Wrist pain: It's hard to know, but if you are right handed, a tendon or ligament injury is the most likely. An exam and an xray would help. Good luck and get better! ...Read more

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Pain from left wrist to shoulder ?

Multiple Causes: Pain over such a large area typically involves the nerves in some fashion but there are too many possible causes to consider given the information that you've provided. I'd suggest further workup and discussion with your regular physician. ...Read more

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Left shoulder blade pain/feeling of swelling down arm weakness/pain travels to rib cage, collar bone and in shoulder socket.Right handed/ no injury?

Left shoulder blade pain/feeling of swelling down arm weakness/pain travels to rib cage, collar bone and in shoulder socket.Right handed/ no injury?

Get evaluated: Although it would be rare for someone of your age to have heart trouble, shoulder pain is often seen with ischemia of the heart. Also, patients with injury to the spleen can have left shoulder pain. See you doctor and get it checked out. ...Read more

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Can chiropractic take away upper back shoulder and neck pain from 4 bulg cervical disc c3-c7 and cervical kyphosis also? Is this even causing my pain?

Can chiropractic take away upper back shoulder and neck pain from 4 bulg cervical disc c3-c7 and cervical kyphosis also? Is this even causing my pain?

Worth a shot: The first question is where are you getting all of this information? Have you had an mri? It would be very uncommon to have a cervical kyphosis. Chiro treatments can be very effective, but just be weary of the hard sell. I would not recommend more than 6 treatments if you are not seeing any benefits. Bulging discs do not necessarily cause pain. You are young and should get better! see pcp. ...Read more

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Left arm pain radiating from back into arm, sometimes wrist and palm. Hurts to stretch and lift also. Pain is 2-3 mild. Osteosarcoma? Pinched nerve?

Left arm pain radiating from back into arm, sometimes wrist and palm. Hurts to stretch and lift also. Pain is 2-3 mild. Osteosarcoma? Pinched nerve?

Cervical HNP: Arm pain in young patients radiating from the back or neck, suggests disc herniation. This is most likely. Osteosarcoma is most common around the knee, humerus, pelvis and jaw. This is usually associated with a swelling, and likely night pain. Very rare! if you see hoof prints, think horses not zebras. Osteosarcoma is a definite zebra. ...Read more

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Could sharp needle upper chest pain below my collar bone be caused by shoulder pain or injury.?

Get it checked out: It could be from your shoulder but you should take this pain seriously. There is a slight chance it is coming from your heart. It's a good idea to go to the er. ...Read more

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Burning sensation near intersection of right acromiom and scapula radiating to deltoid, with lower thoracic spine or scapular pain. Possible causes?

Sounds like a pinch-: Ed nerve in the neck/tspine , causing all your symptoms. Acromion is a part of the scapula, so I am unsure which specific area are you referring to (by calling it the intersection of ac. With scap.)? See an orthopod to be evaluated/investigated, so treatment could be started. Good luck ; happy holidays. ...Read more

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I have a bulging disc at c5/c6 with radiating pain left upper arm/forearm could this also cause referred pain to thoracic facet joint area?.

I have a bulging disc at c5/c6 with radiating pain left upper arm/forearm could this also cause referred pain to thoracic facet joint area?.

Dermatome: The c5, c6 and t1 share same motor and sensory dermatome that is responsible for upper extremities hence can have pain in upper extremities and uppermostchest and back. ...Read more

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Could cervical steonosis cause pain near right shoulder blade?

Yes: Cervical stenosis can cause radiating pain anywhere from the neck, through the shoulder region and into the arm. It could also refer pain down near towards the blade, or there could be concurrent myofascial pain. With proper medication and physical therapy, if there's no neurologic compromise, the symptoms should be controlled. Should see a medical doctor. ...Read more

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Shldr labrum tear spinal stenosis c6-7, mri ekg ct epis.no relief. which causing gtr pain.pain shldr blade along spine left arm to ring finger achy?

Shldr labrum tear spinal stenosis c6-7, mri ekg ct epis.no relief. which causing gtr pain.pain shldr blade along spine left arm to ring finger achy?

Cervical nerve : this would suggest irritation of a cervical nerve perhaps C6 or C7. Your neurologic evaluation should help clarify that. Since you're still having pain I would agree you need to have this reevaluated. These kind of symptoms could be for other reasons. Location of the shoulder blade to suggest some other issues as well. Ask your physician to have you see a neurologist. ...Read more

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Can cervical radiculopathy cause shoulder "joints" pain? Would it give a sense of impingement in shoulder area?

Can cervical radiculopathy cause shoulder "joints" pain? Would it give a sense of impingement in shoulder area?

Yes it can.: The upper cervical nerves C4 and C5 innervates the shoulder. You will then likely have pinched nerve at C3/4 or C4/5. Shoulder joint wear and tear is also common and can make it confusing. It is unlikely for you to have both. You need spine surgeon and a shoulder specialist to help you out. ...Read more

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Left shoulder, March 18th, subacromial decompression/bone spur removal. 6 weeks later constant pain and numbness from mid upper arm to fingers.

Left shoulder, March 18th, subacromial decompression/bone spur removal. 6 weeks later constant pain and numbness from mid upper arm to fingers.

Call surgeon!: Call your surgeon to find out what to do. The doc who did the procedure will be able to tell you if this is normal at this stage or not. If you are unhappy with his advice, consider a consult with a doc on Healthtap Concierge, or see your primary care doc, who can give an opinion, too, or arrange for a second opinion for you, if necessary. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Broken Bone (Definition)

Is it broken or fractured is a question I am often asked. The answer is basically that a broken or fractured bone is the same thing. A fracture means a break in the cortex or the strong layer of outer bone cells. In an adult the average time for that to heal varies greatly but is often considered to ...Read more


Cervical (Definition)

Cervical relates to the first seven vertebra of the spine. It is related it the neck. Also it refers to the muscular opening/exit of ...Read more