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Doctor insights on: My Left Shoulder Tingling Symptoms

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Tingling (Definition)

Tingling is a pins and needle like sensation anywhere on the body. May also be termed paresthesia. Can experience when elbow is bumped (funny bone), or even from frostbite. On its own, unlikely significant but may be part of nerve pathology from ...Read more


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Hi I had problems with my spinal for a long time, and I get all diffrent kinds of symptoms from that like feeling unbalance to a tingling sensation in my left shoulder blade.and feeling unbalance, now because of that I can't drive..and lately I been feeli

Hi I had problems with my spinal for a long time, and I get all diffrent kinds of symptoms from that like feeling unbalance to a tingling sensation in my left shoulder blade.and feeling unbalance, now because of that I can't drive..and lately I been feeli

Spinal = spinal tap?: If you mean spinal as spinal tap, consider this- a persistent CSF leak can cause a headache with standing that is relieved with lying down. This is a common but under recognized problem after a spinal tap. Tingling in one shoulder blade however is hard to explain. Why did you have a spinal tap? Perhaps an answer lies there. ...Read more

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Could a nerve problem be causing such symptoms? Such as left shoulder pain when breathing deeply and lying down, left arm tingling at all times.

Could a nerve problem be causing such symptoms? Such as left shoulder pain when breathing deeply and lying down, left arm tingling at all times.

Yes: As tingling in arm is constant, and worsens with change of position, my best guess would be nerve compression within the shoulder. Breathing deeply is like the positional change, it puts further pressure of the nerve as the lungs fill with air and compress anatomy upwards into the nerve compression site. See an orthopedist. ...Read more

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Some random left shoulder pain & occasional tingling in left side of jaw & some nausea. Exercise did not worsen symptoms. Heart related or anxiety?

Some random left shoulder pain & occasional  tingling in left side of  jaw & some nausea. Exercise did not worsen symptoms. Heart related or anxiety?

Something else: Your symptoms don't sound like either cardiac (nor anxiety-related) symptoms especially given your age and you did not mention if you had any cardiac symptoms, your symptoms do appear to be referred from another source, perhaps stomach or esophagus. I suggest seeing your primary care physician who can evaluate your symptoms in more detail and examine you. ...Read more

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Upright rows at the gym, noticed pain in left shoulder. Symptoms improved after rest. Front pulldowns at gym. Now mild tingling in left forearm/hand?

Upright rows at the gym, noticed pain in left shoulder.  Symptoms improved after rest. Front pulldowns at gym.  Now mild tingling in left forearm/hand?

Pinched nerve: This is likely secondary to nerve compression either in the neck (cervical spine) or the shoulder area. Stay out of the gym until the symptoms clear and you have had the issue evaluated. ...Read more

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I am experiencing tingling/ itching on my neck and left shoulder. I had a cervical discectomy in 2004. Symptoms then were tingling in my left fingers?

I am experiencing tingling/ itching on my neck and left shoulder. I had a cervical discectomy in 2004. Symptoms then were tingling in my left fingers?

Possibly related: The current symptoms could be related to the neck problems you had several years ago, though a different "level" may be affected now. Further tests will help determine this, including emg/ncs and imaging studies such as mri. ...Read more

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What is tingling in left shoulder about?

What is tingling in left shoulder about?

Tingling: If associated with chest pain, shortness of breath, nausea etc. Can be cardiac related, but more likely a pinched nerve perhaps from a cervical disc. If other worrisome symptoms as described go to emergency room, either way see your doctor. ...Read more

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Why is my left shoulder and neck tingling?

Why is my left shoulder and neck tingling?

Not normal: If your symptoms are this intense, you need to see your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What would cause pain, tingling and numbness behind left shoulder area?

Pain numbness tingli: Could be musculoskeletal from strain-more pain w/ ar mmovement?- or I have seen left shoulder pain ( by scapula) from gastritis, H pylori . Could try ranitidine for gastritis, tylenol/ motrin ( if not allergic) for musculoskeletal pain . rarely could be neurologic like MS( all else negative- this position is no usual) or vascular. f/u/w/ doc ...Read more