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I have been having shoulder and middle back pain, arm and head tingling for a month. Neck MRI was negative. Doctors refuse to have a Thoracic X-ray done. They say is muscular. I'm scared. What to do?

I have been having shoulder and middle back pain, arm and head tingling for a month. Neck MRI was negative. Doctors refuse to have a Thoracic X-ray done. They say is muscular. I'm scared. What to do?

Trust instinct: It is unlikely that the thoracic xray would provide additional information. The key is a good physical exam by qualified neurologist, pain specialist or physical medicine/rehab specialist. If treatment for an entrapment syndrome targeting tight muscles is successful, then they are right. Be vigilant, you are in charge! ...Read more

Arm Pain (Definition)

Arm pain can mean many things. See a hand or ...Read more


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What may cause arm pain?

What may cause arm pain?

So many things: There are so many causes. They include problems with the joints, muscles, tendons. One can get arm pain from a pinched nerve in the neck or in the bundle of nerves at the top of the arm called the brachial plexus. People who have heart attacks often experience pain in their left arm (although occ the right). Overworked or strained muscles can cause arms pain. Pinched nerves in the elbow or wrist. ...Read more

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What causes severe arm pain?

See below: Many things can cause these symptoms. You need to see your doctor. He/she whill perform a thorough examination to see what's going on and tell you what to do about it. ...Read more

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How can I stop arm pain at night?

Diagnose: It really comes down to the cause of the problem, and many possible causes exist. A detailed exam and possibly further studies can usually determine the cause, which is the key to determining treatment options. Consider being seen. ...Read more

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What is causing constant arm pain?

What is causing constant arm pain?

Arm pain: Pain with arm movement is likely the arm/shoulder. Pain with neck movement suggests nerve pain from a herniated disc. Neither urgent if not progressing. Ok to try some nsaids, ice/heat for a couple days. Typically, these usually improve over several weeks. Pain that does not deserves a doc evaluation. ...Read more

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What can I do to alleviate arm pain?

Arm Pain: The pain could be arising from , bone, joint, muscle, nerve, circulation issues or even skin issues. Treatment is solely based on the cause or origin of the pain. See a pm&r doc, or your family doc for help in determining what to do next. ...Read more

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Why dose my arm pain hurt now and then?

See below: Many things can cause these symptoms. You need to see your doctor. He/she whill perform a thorough examination to see what's going on and tell you what to do about it. ...Read more

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What might be causing my weird arm pain?

Not enough info: You need to see your doctor, who will examine you and possibly do tests. ...Read more

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How can arm pain from pitching be treated?

How can arm pain from pitching be treated?

Rest: For a 49 y.O to have pain from pitching can be anything to overuse, muscle strain, impingement, torn rotator cuff, torn labrum. Should be checked out. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: arm pain?

Pain in the arm: Arm pain can mean many things. See a hand or orthopedic surgeon to evaluate. ...Read more

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What to do if I have serious arm pain at night only, on multiple medication and still hurting.?

What to do if I have serious arm pain at night only, on multiple medication and still hurting.?

TOS therapy: 45 yo w. severe arm pain at night might have Thoracic Outlet Syndrome w. brachial plexus impingement as shoulder girdle meets ground force of sleep surface and torques; closing the costo-clavicular dimension, impinging brachial plexus & arousing arm neuropathy. Diagnosed w. Doppler study of subclavian artery w. Addson's maneuver. Therapeutic attention to superior trapezius muscle weakness & spasm. ...Read more

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What causes under arm pain?

Can have multiple. .: causes. Bruise, muscle strain, allergic rash or dermatitis, infection & more. B evaluated by Ur PCP. ...Read more

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Arm pain and nick pain i also have diabets?

What's the question?: Ok so you have neck and arm pain and possibly diabetes. What is your question? ...Read more

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What kind of doctor sees somebody for arm pain?

What kind of doctor sees somebody for arm pain?

See PCP first: Start with your primary care physician. However, if it is sudden and associated with any chest discomfort, shortness of breath, or nausea, seek immediate evaluate at an emergency room. ...Read more

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Left arm pain when coughing?

Left arm pain when coughing?

Herniated disc: Coughing increases pressure in the spine and if there is an underlying compression of a nerve or the spinal cord itself, pain can be produced. Best to be examined and perhaps have an MRI of the neck perfored. ...Read more

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How long does dead arm pain last?

Dead arm: Stingers, cervical radicular pain, or thoracic outlet compression symptoms will vary with amout of compression and energy of the injury. Usually a few minutes to an hour. Anything longer should raise a red flag. ...Read more

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What is causing chest and arm pain?

What is causing chest and arm pain?

Need more info: How bad is it? Is the pain on the surface at the rib or deep in the chest? Does it come and go or change with coughing? Does it move? Does it radiate anywhere else? What makes it worse? Activity? Eating? Breathing? Did you injure yourself? Is it improving or worsening or the same.Other symptoms? Fevers? Chills? If worsening or a/w shortness of breath see an md. If severe call 911. ...Read more