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My friend has had radiating left arm, shoulder, jaw, and back pain for months. She feels like she does not get enough air and gets bloated w/exertion?

My friend has had radiating left arm, shoulder, jaw, and back pain for months. She feels like she does not get enough air and gets bloated w/exertion?

Heart issues: First issue is whether your friend has any heart disease. The symptoms sound very serious and your should definitely see a doctor for a complete work-up. ...Read more

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Area of human body directly under the joint where the shoulder connects to the arm. It contains axillary vessels, brachial nerve plexus, lymph nodes & vessels, axillary ...Read more


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Ever since I had gotten low back pain my left arm, left ear and in my head plus rectum mostly has cold sensations what can I do im really worried.

Ever since I had gotten low back pain my left arm, left ear and in my head plus rectum mostly has cold sensations what can I do im really worried.

Get going: Your original complaints of back pain are common in america. Your combination of other, fairly separate and unusual complaints (of coldness) are not easy to understand. You should have less worries when you get answers from your physician. An examination and blood work are in order. ...Read more

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Neck pain arm pain back pain leg pain jaw pain and I can't tilt my head all the way back. No health insurance got two weeks any ideas of what this is?

Neck pain arm pain back pain leg pain jaw pain and I can't tilt my head all the way back. No health insurance got two weeks any ideas of what this is?

It could be: Something serious, when you have this much pain in these different areas. I don't think any home remedies would help if you had it for 2 weeks already. Ask a doctor for a discount if you don't have health insurance coverage. Most doctors will try to help you even if you can't pay the full fee. ...Read more

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Rear-neck/back pain for 2 mths, now less but get random daily tightness in front neck, face, jaw/teeth, arm tingling, headaches esp. When sitting long. Mostly gone when wake up and worsens gradually?

Jaw and Muscle Pain: It appears that you have a serious TMJ and muscle dysfunction that causes these muscles to go into a spasm and the jaw joint (TMJ) to be misaligned. You seriously need treatment from a dentist that is very skilled at treating tmj. Only about 5% of dentist are really good in this realm in that they are very familiar with multiple treatment options to select from based on the patient needs. ...Read more

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I have been having shoulder and middle back pain, arm and head tingling for a month. Neck MRI was negative. Doctors refuse to have a Thoracic X-ray done. They say is muscular. I'm scared. What to do?

I have been having shoulder and middle back pain, arm and head tingling for a month. Neck MRI was negative. Doctors refuse to have a Thoracic X-ray done. They say is muscular. I'm scared. What to do?

Trust instinct: It is unlikely that the thoracic xray would provide additional information. The key is a good physical exam by qualified neurologist, pain specialist or physical medicine/rehab specialist. If treatment for an entrapment syndrome targeting tight muscles is successful, then they are right. Be vigilant, you are in charge! ...Read more

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I have experience a fall about 2 months ago while mopping the floor I now have back pain, headaches, chest pains, and pain under my left armpit?

I have experience a fall about 2 months ago while mopping the floor I now have back pain, headaches, chest pains, and pain under my left armpit?

See physician: You may have injured your neck or shoulder. A herniated disc in the lower cervical spine can cause chest and "armpit pain" as well as upper back pain and headaches. You would also want to get your shoulder evaluated. Sometimes chest and arm pain is due to a heart condition so be sure to visit your doctor asap. ...Read more

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Left armpit pain chest pain back pain headaches?

Merits evaluation.: Your symptoms merit a careful history and physical exam. It's necessary to determine the cause of the pain, check your heart, blood pressure; perhaps take an ekg and chest x-rays. ...Read more

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Is sharp pain in my left chest/armpit/arm, left side of brain ice pick like and tingling, and left abd and low left n right back pain endometriosis?

Is sharp pain in my left chest/armpit/arm, left side of brain ice pick like and tingling, and left abd and low left n right back pain endometriosis?

Jumping, Careful: Symptoms: only that. Almost always very non-specific, meaning have many different bases, person-to-person & time-to-time same-person. Symptoms, combined with many details: timing, pattern, associations, etc. Only 1 of many clues which may help sort out reasonable educated guess about what is happening. Many people get too much exercise - by jumping to conclusions - which are not true & harmful. ...Read more

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I've had left back pain under by back bone left to my armpit underneath the bone feels like sore or ripped when I move. Been a week not should I I get a X-ray or wait? Could it be a strain?

I've had left back pain under by back bone left to my armpit underneath the bone feels like sore or ripped when I move. Been a week not should I I get a X-ray or wait? Could it be a strain?

Back pain: Needs to be evaluated by your doc. He/she will let you know if and what kind of imaging or treatment you need. It can range from strain to something more serious. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Woke up with back pain left side. Hurts to breathe. Neck jaw tingling. 26 yo. Been 10 hours. How to tell its my heart?? Heart attack?

Woke up with back pain left side. Hurts to breathe. Neck jaw tingling. 26 yo. Been 10 hours. How to tell its my heart?? Heart attack?

Chest pain: Best to go to the doc and get checked out. Many possibilities and heart attack isn't high on the list for a 26y/o but not impossible. Pleural and pericardial inflammation are real as well as other things. ...Read more

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Symptoms: headaches, neck, shoulder and upper back pain, chest tightness on left side, sometimes hurts to sit up, jaw pain, short of breath...Why?

Symptoms: headaches, neck, shoulder and upper back pain, chest tightness on left side, sometimes hurts to sit up, jaw pain, short of breath...Why?

MFP: Myofascial pain syndrome. In addition to local tenderness, referred pain. Mfp is characterized by other associated symptoms:
increased muscle fatigue and stiffness, a mildly restricted motion, pain when the muscle is stretched, and a subjective feeling of weakness in the muscle. Headache, vertigo, visual disturbances and jaw pain may also be present.
See pain management specialist for diagnosis. ...Read more

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Pain in middle top back pain in left arm and elbow sour tast burping burnig in stomach chest pain and pressure filling sick ben 8 months astil hav sym?

Pain in middle top back pain in left arm and elbow sour tast burping burnig in stomach chest pain and pressure filling sick ben 8 months astil hav sym?

8 months of symptoms: It's time to see your doctor if you've had these symptoms that long! While I could speculate on some of your symptoms, a more complete history and definitely a physical exam are needed.
The sour tasted, burning in chest/stomach, and nausea (feeling sick) could be many things (i.e. reflux, hiatal hernia etc) and your doctor can help figure it out. Good luck! ...Read more

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Have left arm and back pain?

Have left arm and back pain?

Who knows: NO history is provided. This may be from a number of things as it may be related to exercise, job related or viral or infectious in nature. You can use tylenol (acetaminophen) for treatment of pain as safe as long as used as prescribed. Suggest you see a doctor if this has persisted several days.
Best wishes. ...Read more

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What can cause sharp intense upper back pain radiating down left arm?

What can cause sharp intense upper back pain radiating down left arm?

See below: You have symptoms which could be serious and should see your physician. He/she will listen to you, do a physical examinarion, run some tests, and let you know what's going on. ...Read more

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What would be the causes of her left upper back pain? Carry my purse on right arm

Rhomboid strain: Try heat and massage first then see general doctor if dosemt improve. ...Read more

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Chest left pain, not sharp, left arm pain with back pain, don't have other simptons, what is this? I have Panic Syndrome : (.

Chest left pain, not sharp, left arm pain with back pain, don't have other simptons, what is this? I have Panic Syndrome : (.

See your PCP ASAP: Pain in your chest that radiates to your left arm is a serious medical condition. It is always a red flag and appointment with your PCP is warranted. See your doctor for further investigation, tests and treatment. Take care. ...Read more

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Sudden sharp pain left shoulder blade and neck today, getting much worse can't hold head up properly due to neck/back pain. Temp 35.4?

Sudden sharp pain left shoulder blade and neck today, getting much worse can't hold head up properly due to neck/back pain. Temp 35.4?

Need a full exam: These symptoms are indeed concerning as neck and back pain with a low temperature can be due to many issues. I would see a doctor face to face to examine your chest, neck and back to determine what is causing this finding. Good luck. ...Read more

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I've back pain. Painful to lift left arm. When I breathe it 's worse. Nurse said 'early stages of pneumonia' without examining me. Could it be right?

Possible, but: Not a good plan to diagnose with minimal information. Back and movement of arms hurt from inflamed fascia which stretches little nerve endings. So does breathing if the fascia is inflamed. Although pneumonia "could " cause this, You failed to mention exposure, fever, cough, sputum and shortness of breath. Suspect it is traumatic and will resolve with ibuprophen Every 4-6 hrs. ...Read more

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When I lean my head towards my toes I get middle left interior back pain, I felt this pain after sleeping in the wrong position. What's the solution?!

When I lean my head towards my toes I get middle left interior back pain, I felt this pain after sleeping in the wrong position. What's the solution?!

Muscle spasm: If it is over the think muscle on the side of your spine, it is probably muscle spasm. Heating pads usually help. If it does not resolve in few days with this strategy you need to see your physician ...Read more

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Can upper back pain lead to left arm feeling heavy?

Yes: Sometimes a disc herniation will present as a deep achy pain or sharp pain along the scapula or shoulder blade on the same side as the arm affected which can feel heavy without any neck symptoms. This could also be a heart problem especially if it is affecting the left side. Rarely, a tumor in the top part of the lung on that side can present like this-a pancoast tumor. You should be evaluated. ...Read more

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Pain radiating to left arm, nausea and back pain can be a sign of what?

Spine issue: Pain radiating to your extremities is always concerning for a spine problem. Nausea can occur when that pain is severe. Visit your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I been having upper back pain and pain under my left arm pit. What could this possibly be caused from?

I been having upper back pain and pain under my left arm pit. What could this possibly be caused from?

T1 radiculopathy?: Without knowing more, i'd suspect a t1 radiculopathy. The first thoracic nerve provides sensation in this area.

A good physiatry spine specialist (anesthesia pain) should be able to figure it out for sure. ...Read more

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Pain In The Back (Definition)

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