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Neck Shoulder Arm Pain Numbness
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
If conervative tx are tried for a year and symptoms got worse, is op the only option? Diangosis cervical hnp 184.108.40.206 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
Shoulder pain, arm pain and numbness elbow pain, dull and sometimes stings diagnised with over use injury more than 2 months ago still have pain?
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
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
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
Could my left sided neck pain be causing stabbing head pain and facial numbness? And left arm pain
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
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
While lying/sleeping on left side I feel palpitations and wake up with left upper arm pain and numbness. I have upper back pain and neck.
Symptoms: The symptoms are likely not related to the palpitations. The pains are likely musculoskekeletal ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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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