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Can Back And Shoulder Pain Be Caused From Thyroid Issues
Possibly: Both hyper and hypothyroidism can cause myopathy, which can present as muscle and joint pain. Although this is not the most common symptom of thyroid problem, it certainly need to be ruled out. A simple thyroid blood test will tell whether or not your thyroid function is not normal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Shoulder pain is multifactorial. It can be from bone issues -- like arthritis. It can be from muscle tendon issues -- like a torn rotator cuff, or when a tendon is inflammed. It can also be from nerve issues -- like a bulging disk in your spine. Each diagnosis ...Read more
Not likely: It is not likely unless there are reason for you to thing otherwise. More history needed. Pain in the back can be l related to abdominal problems but a medical examnination is advised to sort that issue out. ...Read more
Got a MRI of head and cspine due to imbalanced issues.Came back with bulging disk c5-c6 can this be causing the neck pain and imbalanced issues?
Yes and No: A bulging disk is an anatomical term. If the disk is compressing the spinal cord or nerve roots it can cause pain, neurologic symptoms including balance impairments. If the disk is bulging and not compressing any neural elements it can cause pain but usually no neuro symptoms. An expert neuro exam and carefull review of the images will need to be conducted by your dr. To determine the relevance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rarely: Very serious back problems often seen in people who have had multiple surgeries and have a lot of scar tissue causing nerve compression will have genitorurinary problems but this is not usually the case in most men with back pain. See a urologist and have a work-up. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have pain that radiates from shoulder blade to arm, armpit upper spinal cord and also causes burning sensation.What could be the cause?
Multiple Things: Many sources can result in referred pain to the shoulder blade. Along with the neurogenic sources like cervical (c6 for example) and the suprascapular nerve, we also see many patients with occult shoulder pathology have referred pain to this area. Patients who are very flexible can also have occult shoulder instability refer pain to this area. ...Read more
Can a pinched nerve cause neck pain shoulder and shoulder blade pain? Or what are some different things it could be?
MANY CONSIDERATIONS: A ruptured disc in neck, thoracic outlet syndrome, pectoralis minor syndrome, parsonage turner syndrome, all could be considered. Even carpal tunnel may refer pain upwards, but not usually into neck. Shoulder, neck, and blade pain may be seen with internal shoulder derangements, such as rotator cuff tear. With all these thoughts, see your physician and pin this down. Then treat it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many causes: From the start, this could either be a neck problem or a shoulder problem. From the neck, common causes include muscle spasm, pinched nerves, and arthritis. From the shoulder, common causes include rotator cuff problems, arthritis, and adhesive capsulitis. There are other problems that can cause scapular pain as well. If it is bothering you, it is best to get it checked out by a doc. ...Read more
I have several gastrointestinal conditions as well as chronic pain and tingling in my extremities and muscular back/neck pain. Could there be one condition causing it?
Potentially: Without further history or physical examination, it is speculation, but certainly it is possible all of these symptoms could localize to small fibers in the nervous system. However, this would need to be confirmed; you should see your health care provider for further evaluation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Have so many conditions in my neck and shoulder that cause so much pain and weakness but can't tell which are coming from shoulder and which from neck?
Neck pain: You need to take care of the neck issues first as they are probably contributing and or worsening the shoulder issue. See answer I gave you about Cervical Stenosis ...Read more
Anemia back pain: Back pain and anemia is a combo for an underlying bone marrow cancer does not fit with your age severe anemia can cause ischemia of back muscles causing pain increasing on exersion, heredetary anemias like sickle can cause ischemic renal infarcts causing back pain. Also renal failure can cause back pains and anemia. Hemolytic anemias can cause back pains from the sudden drop in hemoglobin.. ...Read more
Can pituitary malfunction be caused by whiplash or other neck injuries? Can the malfunction cause chronic neck pain in and of itself?
Possible arthritis: "deterioration" of a shoulder would typically be a case of degenerative joint disease (aka djd) or arthritis of the shoulder joint. DJD is a chronic condition that can cause both pain and stiffness in the shoulder. Recommend consulting with an orthopaedic surgeon for evaluation with xrays and a discussion of treatment options. ...Read more
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