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Fingertips twisting outwards, lower back pain into front of both thighs and knees, shooting pains upper back & pain down shoulders, arms wrists, hands?

Fingertips twisting outwards, lower back pain into front of both thighs and knees, shooting pains upper back & pain down shoulders, arms wrists, hands?

Back/neck pain: If you have arthritis in the low back, then you likely have arthritis in the neck too. The nerve pain can be relieved with neuropathic pain medications. Anti-inflammatory and muscle relaxer medications can relieve the pain related to the joints, tendons and muscles of the spine. Stretching exercises, physical therapy and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation may help too. ...Read more

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Back pain around right shoulder blade when moving shoulder/arm.

Back pain around right shoulder blade when moving shoulder/arm.

Varies: There are many potential causes. Among one of the more common is a subscapular bursitis, in a bursa underneath the shoulder blade can become inflamed and cause symptoms similar to what you describe. I would not hesitate to be seen for an accurate diagnosis and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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Left back pain shooting down back of left arm through elbow to hand?

Left back pain shooting down back of left arm  through elbow to hand?

Pinched nerve - neck: Sounds like you have a pinched nerve in your neck and you need to get an MRI of the c-spine. Depending on the results it might be just short term that gets better spontaneously, or somthing that might need an epidural steroid injection or something that might require surgery. Good news is that most resolve on it's own. ...Read more

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Muscle pain at collarbone, shoulders, neck, chest when press and lying on side?

Muscle pain at collarbone, shoulders, neck, chest when press and lying on side?

Acute or chronic: If you have a history that caused an overuse, like lifting, pushing, pulling, etc, it may be in response to that. If this has been going on for a while, then it could be from old injuries, but in a 31 year old, arthritis or heart issues would be uncommon, but worthwhile being evaluated by your family doctor or a musculoskeletal specialist. ...Read more

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Pain between spine and right shoulder blade when moving arm ? Slipped on ice and fell flat on back.

Pain between spine and right shoulder blade when moving arm ? Slipped on ice and fell flat on back.

It could just be: Bruising however fracture of the scapula and the thoracic and lumbar spine are possible if the fall was a hard one. Consider seeing ur pcp if ur pain is getting worse or u have weakness and numbness of ur arms and legs. God bless u! ...Read more

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Hurt muscles in right neck and shoulder shovelling snow. Stretching muscles hurts. Is it good to stretch sore knotted muscles?

Hurt muscles in right neck and shoulder shovelling snow.  Stretching muscles hurts.  Is it good to stretch sore knotted muscles?

YES!: Gentle stretching can actually speed up and improve the healing of sore, knotted muscles. Try not to overdo it with painful stretches or bounce around while stretching, but gentle stretches a few times a day will loosen spasm and contraction in sore muscles after a workout. Always see a physician if muscles become extremely painful or muscle pain does not go away within 7 to 10 days. ...Read more

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Hurt muscles in right neck and shoulder shovelling snow. Stretching muscles hurts. Is it good to stretch sore knotted muscles?

Hurt muscles in right neck and shoulder shovelling snow. Stretching muscles hurts. Is it good to stretch sore knotted muscles?

Sure, be gentle: Muscles in our body contract when used. They can cramp up from overworking, as can be seen with exercise. Ice initially for a couple of days followed by heat and gentle stretching and massage along with antiinflammatories can be helpful. Do not exercise or stretch aggressively as this will only further injure the sore muscles. If pain persists see an orthopedist. Feel better! ...Read more

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Back knot/ pinching pain between left shoulder blade and spine (near myofascial), occasional pins and needles down the arm. On and off ~1year. Ideas?

Need to see an Orth-: Opod and/or a neurologist to be evaluated and diagnosed. Probably will need MRI of the c ; t spines as well as nerve conduction tests. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have been having pain in my back lower neck. The pain stretches from shoulder to shoulder. Sometimes it stretches down my spine to lower back.

I have been having pain in my back lower neck. The pain stretches from shoulder to shoulder. Sometimes it stretches down my spine to lower back.

Neck pain: Pain in the neck that is muscular is frequently felt between the shoulder blades and down to the mid back. This follows the anatomy of the trapezius muscle. Pain is likely from spasm due to overcompensation if these muscles for painful neck muscles or joints. The other source if pain is "referred" pain. Disc arthritis pain may also be felt in this region. Treatment is nonsurgical with pt, nsaids. ...Read more

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Mid chest and upper back pain when stretch?

Probable Rib Problem: This description is most often seen in my practice when a patient has a rib that has gotten locked-down in front.Usually, ribs rise with inhalation or with stretching.If something causes them to stop moving upward, pain in both front and back usually occur.Osteopathic hands-on exam can often find the culprit which can then be relieved with manipulation of the rib (or, sometimes vertebra). ...Read more

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My neck back and lower muscle pain?

My neck back and lower muscle pain?

See details: You have not asked a question. If these issues concern you, see a doctor and have them evaluated. ...Read more

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Possibly pinched nerve in upper left shoulder area. Radiates up neck and down left arm. Very painfully. Only relief when i lay flat on back.

Possibly pinched nerve in upper left shoulder area. Radiates up neck and down left arm.  Very painfully. Only relief when i lay flat on back.

I PAIN: You need ct scan/mri of cervical spine to see disc, vertebra, nerve compression, osteoarthritis, fasciae and muscles. The appropriate management depends on correct diagnosis. Please see your doctor. Thanks. ...Read more

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Front deltoid muscle severe pain every time I elbow backwards or extend my arm towards shoulder blade. Is it sore? Injured?

Front deltoid muscle severe pain every time I elbow backwards or extend my arm towards shoulder blade. Is it sore? Injured?

May need to see your: Doctor. Depends how you injured it.You may have a bicipital tendinitis if you did some unusual lifting, or sports injury. Difficult to diagnose without further exam & evaluation in person. Get it checked out if it continues. Get a 2nd opinion from a D.O., osteopathic doctor specializing in Neuromuscular Medicine. They can diagnose, image if warranted & treat. Many in FL. Call the school's clinic. ...Read more

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Intermittent left side pain for 8 months. Neck, shoulder, shoulder tip, shoulder blade, arm, elbow, hand, fingers.Occasional upper chest, sternum pain. Help?

Cervicalgia: I would recommend a through evaluation by an orthopedic surgeon. Evaluation and radiographic studies will be needed to elucidate the source of your pain. ...Read more

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Lower back pain when bending neck?

Couple of things: Sounds as if either there's traction on the cord sometimes referred to as a tethered cord...or you may be experiencing a funny thing called Lhermitte's sign though your description's not classic. Have you recently developed SEVERE migraine like headaches by chance with fever? Hopefully not..just a question. In any event, any of these possibilities deserves a workup by a doctor. Cheers! ...Read more