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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.Im 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.Im 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

Arm Pain (Definition)

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