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Electric Shock Down Left Arm
Severe arm and hand tingling like electric shock when I tilt my head back
Also neck pain arm numbness?
Radiculopathy: It sounds like a disc has herniated in your neck or some other issues closing off the opening your nerve roots run through to exit the cervical spine. These are classic symptoms and I recommend seeing a physician sooner than later to identify if there is anything emergent or surgical necessity to avoid arm paralysis. You may not need anything but a Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pack, but get checked to be sure. ...Read more
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
Lean forward awful pins & needles down left arm into fingers, arm aches, pain, pulling, sensation front left neck & tight shoulder muscles left, back.
Severe onset of left shoulder blade pain that radiates down left arm & hand.Left arm also tingles.Whole left arm is weak. Neck is fine though.
Radiculopathy: Pain that radiates down the arm can reflect a cervical radiculopathy (shooting pains due to a pinched nerve in the cervical spine). Many patients will have no associated neck pain. These conditions typically resolve with time and conservative treatment. It would be reasonable to watch it for a week or two, and use NSAIDs if needed, before seeing a physician. ...Read more
Shoulder problem: You describe parasthesias and autonomic changes of an upper extremity. You need to be checked for thoracic outlet syndrome. Perhaps you have predisposing joint hypermobility syndrome (jhs). See discussions on my chronic pain board at quora.Com. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Strange pain/sensation in my right arm. Like dead arm, but with electric shocks that shoot down the inside of my arm, through my palm, into fingertips.
Nerve impingement : For some reason there is something (or was something) compressing or otherwise injuring the nerves in your arm, either in your arm, your shoulder, or at the neck. Have your doc check you out. ...Read more
Severe pain under left shoulder blade & numbness down left arm till fingers.Tingly feeling in elbow.Neck is fine.Weakness in left arm. Supraspinatus ?
Need exam: Your symptoms suggest cubital tunnel syndrome ( ulnar nerve entrapment @ elbow) but a thorough history and physical exam is required to confirm. Supraspinatus( rotator cuff) injuries can occasionally present as you describe but this would be unusual. Most RC strains or tears cause pain w/ overhead activities, difficulty sleeping on the affected shoulder and/ or weakness... Best of Luck! ...Read more
Pain left outer thigh. Numbness,sharp stabbing pain causing leg to give way. Worse when standing.Certain positions feel like electric shock in thigh. ?
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Spinal stenosis: There are several possibilities. The most likely with your age is right sided degenerative issues in the neck compressing the spinal cord. You need to be evaluated by a spinal professional to determine if you have intra spinal issues and if not what can be done to help you with your discomfort. ...Read more
Numbness left arm & leg gradual onset started about a month ago more rapidly moving up my left arm into neck & further down my left leg too? Nerves?
Neuropathy: Numbness can be the result of a mechanical assault on nerves (ie pinched nerves in the neck or spine), or from systemic abnormalities such as B12 deficiency or thyroid dysfunction. Medications can contribute to the problem as well. It can even result from abnormalities of the brain itself. A number of tests exist to establish a cause and can be ordered by your primary care physician. ...Read more
Pain in left lower back that radiates to whole left leg. Occasional electric shock feeling in knee. Leg just feels heavy. Hip sore?
?ruptured disc: You need to consider that symptoms are secondary to nerve root compression in lower back secondary to disc herniation, perhaps at L3-4, but more distal problem such as piriformis syndrome, or sacroiliac dysfunction may be also consideration. Have your doctor evaluate this soon. ...Read more
Shoulder feels cold inside, then burning, arm feels like its falling asleep, sometimes radiates down arm into finger, shoulder blade pain. Pnchd nrv?
Radiculopathy: cervical nerves when irritated behave this way I would recommend evaluation by a professional ...Read more
Left foot tingles and vibrating sensation. Electric shock sensation down shin. Is.this called neuropathy? I do have arthritis in my back. Related?
Needs workup: You may require neck films & possibly an electrical study of the left arm to localize the problem & see if a nerve is being pinched of some sort...certainly sounds possible from your symptoms. If you'd like to cover this a bit more in a 1-1 consult setting here on HealthTap then, I'm happy to help you if you'd write to me at: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Doctor can evaluate: Chest tightness, chest pain, and shortness of breath can be due to minor problems or to very serious ones. An emergency room doctor can check to see what might be going on. Sometimes, tests and chest xrays will be done. Possible causes include a heart attack, partial pneumothorax (collapsed lung), asthma, reflux, heart arrythmias, etc... One should not wait around with such symptoms. ...Read more
Im 26 female. Severe head pressure and pain. Lay on pillow worse. Left arm numbness. Left hand will shack involuntarily. Whole body strong jolt.
Sharp pain: Shapr pain down your arm may reflect a problem in the neck, possibly a disc - without an exam and see the pattern of pain, its not easy to discuss further. Suggest you see a neurologist for a complete exam so that you may have a plan of action made. ...Read more
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