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Pain left sholder blade, arm pain at times feels numb. Lower rib discomfort neck tight, upper left chest?

Pain left sholder blade, arm pain at times feels numb. Lower rib discomfort neck tight, upper left chest?

Neck v cardiac v: This could be a lower level cervical disc herniation at c6-7 or c7-t1 or it could be a heart issue or even an upper love lung problem. Your age would be more co sister with a musculoskeletal diagnosis but since there is a cardiac possibility, you should get an evaluation by your physician. ...Read more

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Numbness Or Tingling (Definition)

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Gerd cause neck & arm pain and numbness?

Gerd cause neck & arm pain and numbness?

No: Gerd shouldn't be associated with these symptoms, you need a complete eval starting with your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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If conervative tx are tried for a year and symptoms got worse, is op the only option? Diangosis cervical hnp 4.5.6.7 neck pain arm pain numbness. I'm only 30 yrs old

If conervative tx are tried for a year and symptoms got worse, is op the only option? Diangosis cervical hnp 4.5.6.7 neck pain arm pain numbness. I'm only 30 yrs old

Depends: If you have significant compression on the nerve roots based on the MRI scan and your symptoms are limited to the same involved nerve roots, then surgery will help you and is a good idea. If how ever your symptoms can not be explained, based on the nerve roots involved on x-rays then, surgery may not be helpful. I hope that helps good luck. ...Read more

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Fell 10 ft, no neck or arm pain prior, now pain and numbness, 1st mri- c5-c6 bulge with spur, 2nd mri- c5-c6 bulge no spur, do I need a 3rd mri?

Fell 10 ft, no neck or arm pain prior, now pain and numbness, 1st mri- c5-c6 bulge with spur, 2nd mri- c5-c6 bulge no spur, do I need a 3rd mri?

Not necessarily: Unless your doctor deems one of the 2 MRIs of bad quality and that could the the reason why you see something on one but not the other then (and I cannot see either MRI) it is likely that the "spur" is not very bad. I would think you would possibly benefit more from a simple flexion/extension and oblique X-rays than a repeat MRI and a good exam to assess if your symptoms go along with C5/6 ...Read more

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What to do if I have head and neck cancer survivors with arm pain and numbness?

What to do if I have head and neck cancer survivors with arm pain and numbness?

Have them evaluated: Could be something compressing a nerve in the cervical spine, since they have a hx of cancer they will likely require imaging such as MRI of cervical spine. ...Read more

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Left shoulder and arm pain with numbness in hand and fingers can't raise arm above shoulder?

Left shoulder and arm pain with numbness in hand and fingers can't raise arm above shoulder?

Intrinsic shoulder: Joint problem, such as rotator cuff tear or frozen shoulder joint may be present. The numbness could be indeed "shoulder hand syndrome" or maybe brachial plexus issue associated with the shoulder pain. Perhaps a parsonage turner syndrome or even a thoracic outlet syndrome if symptoms worsen on arm elevation. However, sounds like a mix of joint and plexus. See orthopedic surgeon first. ...Read more

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Left shoulder and arm pain with numbness in hand and fingers and can't raise arm above shoulder?

Left shoulder and arm pain with numbness in hand and fingers and can't raise arm above shoulder?

Nerve root injury: One of the more common causes of your symptoms is a cervical nerve root injury called cervical radiculopathy. In a man of your age the cause is more likely to be osteoarthritis affecting the foramen (hole where the nerve root exits).

The reports of numbness argues against an intrinsic shoulder problem and without antecedent trauma a brachial plexus lesion is unlikely.

Please go see your doc. ...Read more

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Left shoulder and arm pain with hand and finger numbness can't raise arm above shoulder?

Left shoulder and arm pain with hand and finger numbness can't raise arm above shoulder?

Rotator cuff: If you can't move the arm above the shoulder you probably have a rotator cuff syndrome and if you have numbness and tingling you have nerve compression- these two may or may not be related. You should see your pcp or orthopedics. ...Read more

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Could my left sided neck pain be causing stabbing head pain and facial numbness? And left arm pain

Could my left sided neck pain be causing stabbing head pain and facial numbness? And left arm pain

Neck pain: The symptoms that you describe may be related to a disc herniation in the cervical spine. Alternatively, a soft tissue infection of the neck or a tooth abscess can mimic a herniated disc in the neck. See your medical doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Neck arm pain and numbness from cervical hnp but no motor weakness. Should I go for acdf in 30 yr. Pt? Mri shows rt. C5-6 root compress. Sx for a year

Nerve impingement: Of the neck is a very common problem, affecting about 10-12% percent of the adult population in the us. Nerve impingement can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging disc or encroached upon by bony overgrowth. It can cause severe vision impairment and muscle spasms. Rec.: see an interventional pain management specialist for further investigation. ...Read more

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I have pain on my left shoulder blade and next to my spine. As well as arm pain and slight numbness in my ring and pinky finger. Also have acid reflux?

I have pain on my left shoulder blade and next to my spine. As well as arm pain and slight numbness in my ring and pinky finger. Also have acid reflux?

Consider these:: The numbness anatomy suggests ulnar distribution or c8-t-1, nerve compression in the neck, but this could also be seen in thoracic outlet syndrome. Have you had some recent trauma? Testing can reveal the diagnosis. Doubt the stomach issues relate to the arm and shoulder problem. ...Read more

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Severe neck-shoulder-arm pain (r side) (throbbing/pulsating/sharp stabbing). 2 months) X-ray done (normal). Doctor thinks pinched nerve. Relief laying?

Severe neck-shoulder-arm pain (r side) (throbbing/pulsating/sharp stabbing). 2 months) X-ray done (normal). Doctor thinks pinched nerve. Relief laying?

Maybe: This one is hard to say without examining your shoulder as it can be hard to distinguish pain arising from shoulder conditions such as impingement or rotator cuff tendonitis from neck conditions such as bulging disc. Need to be examined to truly discern where the problem is from. Xrays can be normal in either condition. ...Read more

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Left jaw neck shoulder arm pain past few days. Dr did ekg it was normal. Echo scheduled. He thinks muscoskeltal. Tmj tight scalenes? Other causes?

Nerve Impingement: Can be caused by nerve being sandwiched between two spinal bones in the neck area. It can cause muscle spasm and pain in the neck. This condition must be professionally managed. See an interventional pain management specialist or neurologist for definitive diagnosis and management. ...Read more

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I have slight ear pain & stabbing pains in my left temple with neck, shoulder & arm pain. Had this for weeks. GP said no more antibotic drops in ear?

I have slight ear pain & stabbing pains in my left temple with neck, shoulder & arm pain. Had this for weeks. GP said no more antibotic drops in ear?

Need more informatio: We need more information: age, meds, labs. This needs further evaluation. You need to request your GP to send you for an evaluation. This can be many things and you need it clarified. ...Read more

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Burning shoulder neck and arm pain?

Burning shoulder neck and arm pain?

Pinched nerve: Neck pain that runs down the arm or shoulder with or without numbness and tingling sounds like a pinched nerve in the neck. This is usually caused by a protruding disc or bone spur touching one of your spinal nerves as it leaves your neck. This can often improve on it's own with rest and anti-inflammatories, but if your pain lasts greater than one week or gets worse see your physician. ...Read more

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Three months after an mva and getting horrible neck, back, shoulder and arm pain what could it be?

Three months after an mva and getting horrible neck, back, shoulder and arm pain what could it be?

Many things: People are legitimately injured in car accidents all the time, regardless of litigation. In fact the insurance companies are notorious for denying claims in legitimately injured people. Bottom line you need a thorough conscientious evaluation by a specialist who you trust. Even if spine problems are degenerative an accident can cause a cascade of progressive clinical syndromes best treated inte. ...Read more

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I have chronic left shoulder, neck and arm pain. It affects my sleep and is wearing me out. What can I do that will help this with out a lot of meds.?

See doc for exam to…: Determine cause of pain—bone spurs, muscle spasm, disc problem, etc. May need x-rays or ct or MRI after physical exam. Depending on cause, physical therapy may help; massage; stretching exercises; nsaids; muscle relaxer. Doc can discuss options based on physical & imaging findings. ...Read more

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I have chronic left shoulder, neck and arm pain. It affects my sleep and is wearing me out. What can I do that will help this with out a lot of meds.?

I have chronic left shoulder, neck and arm pain. It affects my sleep and is wearing me out. What can I do that will help this with out a lot of meds.?

Depends: Have you had a diagnosis? Why just one side, in general arthritis affects most joints, if it has lasted more than 2 weeks then you really need to be worked up it could be a pinched nerve in your neck and physical therapy may greatly help. ...Read more

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Can I take 40mg ER oxycontin and 75mcg fentynel at the same time for severe back and leg pain also neck shoulder and arm pain?

I would not: Recommend this dose especially if you are narcotic naive. One or the other would be a better choice but is still a significant dose. I assume these have been prescribed for you but you should call the prescribing doctor before taking. ...Read more

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I am having left chest pain off and on. I went to ER 3 days ago with complaint and neck, shoulder blade and arm pain. Said it was musle related?

I am having left chest pain off and on. I went to ER 3 days ago with complaint and neck, shoulder blade and arm pain. Said it was musle related?

Risk factors??: Could be. But depends on your risk factors, obesity? Smokers? Htn? Diabetes? Family history of premature cad. Coronary artery disease is rising among young people theseday. So if you have high risk factors need further evaluation. ...Read more

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Sudden, severe sharp pain, spasms in my entire right arm. Pain began in neck, then traveled down shoulder, down to wrist. Arm pulsates with pain. Help?

Sudden, severe sharp pain, spasms in my entire right arm. Pain began in neck, then traveled down shoulder, down to wrist. Arm pulsates with pain. Help?

Sounds like: Nerve irritation or injury that could be coming from your neck seem a very likely explanation for these symptoms. Assessing if neck position change the symptoms might help. A good neurological history and competent examination should sort this out. The pulsating might also suggest a vascular contribution though that can be a pain associated with nerve compression as well. ...Read more

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Can my neck/arm pain be a result of bankart repair shoulder surgery 2yrs ago? Nerve pain from neck down left arm, started 6 months after surgery

Can my neck/arm pain be a result of bankart repair shoulder surgery 2yrs ago? Nerve pain from neck down left arm, started 6 months after surgery

Probably not: If you had a bankart repair and did well for 6 months and started having neck pain running down your left arm, it is more likely coming from a "pinched nerve" in your neck. Bankart repairs are done primarily for instability, so if you have not developed recurrent instability, it is probably not your shoulder, also shoulder problems do not typically cause pain running down the arm. Be seen! ...Read more

Arm Pain (Definition)

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