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Shoulder pain frequently. Think pinched nerve under the scapula near spine. And get rubber arm when I sleep sometimes. Any home remedy? Or go to dr?

Shoulder pain frequently. Think pinched nerve under the scapula near spine. And get rubber arm when I sleep sometimes. Any home remedy? Or go to dr?

Go to dr.: You can try rolling a towel in a circular ways and placing it in front of your pillow case. This will provide neck support for when you sleep. ...Read more

Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for pain from a pinched nerve in shoulder and right arm?

What is the best treatment for pain from a pinched  nerve in shoulder and right arm?

Location: First that depends on what nerve in "pinched" and what are your true symptoms. Are you having just pain or are you have problems with muscle control as well. The pinched nerve of your arm is often caused by a problem at the level of your neck and your symptoms just show up in your arm. I recommend you see an orthopedic surgeon for evaluation. ...Read more

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Treating a Pinched Nerve (Checklist)

Exercise and stretch
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Get an Xray/MRI if pain lasts more than 4 weeks
Once
See a spine/pain specialist if pain doesn't improve
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Pinched nerve in shoulder,neck and armpit .Had this before,took an MRI picture,no herniated disks!! Can muscles cause this? What is the treatment?

Pinched nerve in shoulder,neck and armpit .Had this before,took an MRI picture,no herniated disks!! Can muscles cause this? What is the treatment?

Different causes: Pain radiating down the neck to the shoulders levels, is very often generated by the cervical facets, usually the last 3- C4-5, C5-6 C6-7. A compressed nerve root gives you a radiculopathy down the arm but thecause of compression may be a herniated disc,a neuroforaminal stenosis or a hypertrophied cervical facet that narrows the neuroforamina, or it can be compressed anywhere else down the path ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a pinched nerve in shoulder blade?

What is the best treatment for a pinched nerve in shoulder blade?

ConservativeApproach: Pinch nerve is easy to diagnose by taking a comprehensive history and performing a physical examination. Usually conservative, reversible approach (pt, acupuncture, nsaids) will manage the condition. In many cases interventional pain procedure under fluoroscopy needs to be done. See pain management specialist for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Treating a Pinched Nerve (Checklist)

Exercise and stretch
Daily
Use NSAIDs for pain relief
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Get an Xray or MRI in 4 weeks if not better
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See a spine specialist after 6 weeks
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Pretty sure I have pinched nerve on my left shoulder blade. What's the treatment/healin time? No pain, but numbness can I still lift weight?

Pretty sure I have pinched nerve on my left shoulder blade. What's the treatment/healin time? No pain, but numbness can I still lift weight?

See a neurologist: Given the numbness, see a neurologist for a full evaluation. If you are found to have a local cervical nerve branch compression, conservative measures include massage, heat therapy, physical therapy, injections, etc. Lifting weights before resolving the issue could make things worse. http://www.webmd.com/pain-management/guide/compressed-nerves ...Read more

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Pain-shoulder blade, neck and top of head on one side. Pinched nerve? Treatment?

Pain-shoulder blade, neck and top of head on one side. Pinched nerve? Treatment?

disc problem: Depends on duration, but chronic pain in that pattern could be caused by a pinched nerve in the neck. A detailed physical and neuro exam, if neck movement or talking on the phone in that arm aggravates symptoms, it is consistent, an MRI might be useful, if it is affecting performance or function. Otherwise anti inflammatories, rest about the neck with cardio low impact exercise useful. ...Read more

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Treating a Pinched Nerve (Checklist)

Don't try home or OTC remedies. See a doctor.
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Determine cause, if possible, don't just treat symptoms
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Try a range of motion massage
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Consider physical therapy
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There's no pain, but once in awhile a tingling sensation in the elbow, ring/pinky& lil in shoulder blade. Pinch nerve? ulnar nerve problem? treatment?

See a neurologist: The many causes of these symptoms include muscle strain, nerve compression (due to trauma, inflammation, entrapment, sleeping position), etc. See a neurologist to discuss your full history and undergo a neurological examination. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001418.htm ...Read more

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Pinched Nerve (Definition)

Medical one but it is interpeted to mean that there is a spinal nerve being compressed by a disc heniation usually but could also be from other causes like a degenerative ...Read more

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