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Why both of my arms get numb and asleep at night and pinky on left gets sharp pain off and on!!!

Why both of my arms get numb and asleep at night and pinky on left gets sharp pain off and on!!!

Sleep position: Your sleep position is probably causing nerve in your neck area to be pinched. Consider changing pillow or mattress for a firmer and comfortable surface. If no improvement after such changes, see your doctor to get evaluated for imaging study like MRI of your spine for a definitive diagnosis. This may require a referral to Neurologist and physical therapy. Dont worrry, most people get better:) ...Read more

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I am 28 and have had i dull sometimes sharp pain in my left arm that causes my arm not to work when i am having the pain what could it be?

Strain? Nerve pain? : You could have a muscle strain, or irritation to a nerve, perhaps originating in the neck. Need more information. In any case, if this persists, you will need to see a clinician. Because if it's not clearing on its own - you should be seeing improvement over 2-4 weeks - then you will need treatment. If getting worse, then seek help right away. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Could the numbness I am feeling be caused by a pinched nerve? I am experiencing numbness on the left side of my chest, under left arm, and back. I have had a sharp pain for 3 weeks that goes from my shoulder blade through to my chest. I was sent to the

Could the numbness I am feeling be caused by a pinched nerve? I am experiencing numbness on the left side of my chest, under left arm, and back.  I have had a sharp pain for 3 weeks that goes from my shoulder blade through to my chest.   I was sent to the

Arguably : Arguably the worst possible cause of severe pain felt in the shoulder blade and deep into the chest would be an uncommon condition called aortic dissection. Problems with the gallbladder and heart can also cause pain in the region of the shoulder or armpit (axilla). The spinal nerve corresponding to t2 also feels an area that involves the armpits and hoop-shaped strip of skin that runs across your chest above your nipples, through your armpits, and across your back at about the same level (it also involves part of the skin on the arm). After excluding things like dissection, heart problems, and gallbladder problems, a neurosurgeon may be helpful to get to a diagnosis and some relief. ...Read more

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Left neck felt sharp pain. Now dull pain and left arm burns n back n top of head hurts. What could cause this?

Left neck felt sharp pain. Now dull pain and left arm burns n back n top of head hurts. What could cause this?

Probably soft tissue: Assuming you have previously been healthy the source of pain is probably soft tissue irritation (ligament or muscle) causing muscle spasm in the neck. This can cause "referred pain" to your head and arm. A less likely cause would be a disc injury causing irritation or pressure on a nerve to your arm. The symptoms should go away soon, but if not please see your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes sharp pain above the left breast and under left arm down to the finger tips.?

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What causes sharp pain above the left breast and under left arm down to the finger tips.?

Pain above breast: If pain is felt on/above breast and on chest, most importantly is not from the heart! nerves from the neck spine covers the area from above breast to the arms and fingers. When there is pressure on the trajectory of the nerve, pain irradiates along the nerves. Or pain can be just strictly cause by chest problem unrelated to nerves = heart and lung and esophageal prob result in same pain trajectory. ...Read more

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Im athelete who runs three miles and more I woke up with a sharp pain under my breast. That I couldnt move my left arm. Until I heard a crack and the pain went away. What can cause it.?

Im athelete who runs three miles and more I woke up with a sharp pain under my breast. That I couldnt move my left arm. Until I heard a crack and the pain went away. What can cause it.?

Slipped rib: Hi renette, most likely this was due to a slipped rib. It happens sometimes during just about any activity. The sound you heard was the rib popping back into place. Check out my article on www.Basicspine.Com in about a week. I see a lot of it in my practice and would like to educate more people about it. ...Read more

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What is a possible non heart attack cause of a quick sharp pain in the left chest/arm? Can it be gas? Other stomach issues?

What is a possible non heart attack cause of a quick sharp pain in the left chest/arm? Can it be gas? Other stomach issues?

Non-heart attack: Quick sharp pain in left chest and arm need not be from heart attack. It could be angina with out heart attack. Consult your physician. Other non-cardiac causes are pericarditis (inflammation of outer layer of heart), musculoskeletal pain, or neural pain. ...Read more

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