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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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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Chest, left arm and back pain that comes and goes have had it for 3 days. Ekg came back normal.

Chest, left arm and back pain that comes and goes have had it for 3 days. Ekg came back normal.

Difficult to tell: Without a physical exam or additional clinical history. Given your age this is most likely musculoskeletal or nerve pain. For now can take ibuprofen and practice stretching. Apply heating pad for possible symptom relief. ...Read more

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Have left arm shoulder and back pain. What can I do to relieve it?

Have left arm shoulder and back pain. What can I do to relieve it?

Depends on cause: These symptoms could be the result of something sinister such as heart problems and should be investigated by your dr, esp. If accompanied by diff breathing, nausea or sweating.Often, though, vertebral or rib problems cause a similar complex & can range from aching to sharp pain.A good history & phys is the only way to determine cause for certain.Osteopathic hands-on exam & treatment could help. ...Read more

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

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 went to the ER with severe left arm and upper back pain the ER Dr said my D dimer was slightly elevated but CT scan was normal. What an this mean?

I went to the ER with severe left arm and upper back pain the ER Dr said my D dimer was slightly elevated but CT scan was normal. What an this mean?

Follow up needed: D dimer and CT angiogram are used to help diagnose pulmonary embolism ( blood clot in lung). No test is foolproof, so if symptoms persist, follow up with your doctor is essential. Sever left arm and upper back pain are concerning symptoms and may signal heart disease. Best to see your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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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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I get shoulder pain, left arm pain, back pain and heartburn. I'm worried about a heart attack. It happens every day though. What could it be?

I get shoulder pain, left arm pain, back pain and heartburn. I'm worried about a heart attack. It happens every day though. What could it be?

Multiple: Many things are possible, but the heart attack will harm you the most. See a doc, get thatruled out, then they will look for stomach ulcer, gerd, esosphagitis, herniated disc in neck, etc. ...Read more

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Upper left breast pain, arm and back pain :( please help?

Upper left breast pain, arm and back pain :( please help?

Need an evaluation: I would go to the hospital er by ambulance to make sure it wasn't my heart. If you refuse, which i believe is a mistake, than, you must see your doctor right away for further exam, and evaluation as to the cause. The causes can be determined rather quickly so please do not put this off. The need to be addressed quickly. ...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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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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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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Chest left pain, not sharp, left arm pain with back pain, dont have other simptons, what is this? I have Panic Syndrome :(.

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Chest left pain, not sharp, left arm pain with back pain, dont 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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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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Left back pain shooting down back of left arm through elbow to hand?

Left back pain shooting down back of left arm  through elbow to hand?

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

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Hurting under left shoulder blade tingling in center of back pain in top left ribcage that goes under my left arm.

Rib dysfunction: This kind of pain, along with the tingling (neuro type symptom) is commonly seen in my practice.Ribs should rise & fall w/ inhaling/exhaling, but when one or more locks & stops moving properly, pain-sharp or severe aching-results, usually in upper back.Vertebrae may also be involved.Osteopathic hands-on exam recommended.Gentle manipulation may free the rib, & stop the symptoms. ...Read more

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I am struggling with constant upper back pain, it sometimes radiates into my chest, I get numbness in my left arm sometimes, mymymy back feels like its under tension, my breathing feels heavy sometimes, I've been on some medication, but it didnt help?

I am struggling with constant upper back pain, it sometimes radiates into my chest, I get numbness in my left arm sometimes, mymymy back feels like its under tension, my breathing feels heavy sometimes, I've been on some medication, but it didnt help?

Back pain: Sounds like this has been going on for awhile. It would be helpful for you to see someone if you have not already. I would recommend and ortho or sports medicine doctor. You could probably find one here on Healthtap! Physical therapy or specific exercises are typically helpful in improving or resolving back problems. ...Read more

Dr. Hunter Handsfield
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Back Pain (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more