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Dr. William Goldie
Board Certified, Pediatric Neurology
43 years in practice
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I have nerve damage on my back right shoulder blade and very painful, but he does not know why I am extremely itchy and have a few red spots their?

Dr. William Goldie
Board Certified, Pediatric Neurology
43 years in practice
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I have nerve damage on my back right shoulder blade and  very painful, but he does not know why I am extremely itchy and have a few red spots their?

? shingles ?: Very regional neuropathy, especially following a dermatome, may occur following herpes infection. This may cause very regional red spots or even blisters as well as dysesthesia with burning, itching, and intense pain. These may flare up now and then, but leave you with persistent discomfort. It is somewhat more common in the elderly, especially those with a history of bad chickenpox as a child. ...Read more

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Dr. Marsha Davis
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Neuropathy (Definition)

Neuropathy is a condition in which there is nerve damage that may lead to a loss in movement, sensation, or other function ...Read more


Dr. Paul Grin
Board Certified, Pain Management
31 years in practice
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Can you tell me about nerve damage to shoulder?

Dr. Paul Grin
Board Certified, Pain Management
31 years in practice
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Can you tell me about nerve damage to shoulder?

Nerve impingement: can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging disc. It can cause muscle spasm and back pain. Prevention treatment is always recommended. This condition must be professionally managed. See interventional pain management specialist for definitive diagnosis and management. It is the same as a pinched nerve. ...Read more

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Dr. Marsha Davis
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Board Certified, Rheumatology
47 years in practice
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Dislocated shoulder, compressed disks in neck and nerve damage, what to do?

Dr. Ronald Krauser
Board Certified, Rheumatology
47 years in practice
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Dislocated shoulder, compressed disks in neck and nerve damage, what to do?

See an orthopedist: See an orthopedist, have the issues evaluated and learn your treatment options. ...Read more

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Board Certified, Rheumatology
47 years in practice
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I have dislocated shoulder, compressed disks in neck and nerve damage. Will I ever recover?

Dr. Ronald Krauser
Board Certified, Rheumatology
47 years in practice
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See details: Why not ask your orthopedist. If you have not seen one, do so. One needs much more specific data to answer this question. ...Read more

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Dr. Marsha Davis
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Board Certified, Neurology
47 years in practice
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Tingling on left side back shoulder since pregnancy of third child. Could it be nerve damage from pregnancy it's been over 2 years.

Dr. Bennett Machanic
Board Certified, Neurology
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Tingling on left side back shoulder since pregnancy of third child. Could it be nerve damage from pregnancy   it's been over 2 years.

Consider: Not sure whether this is or not related to your labor and delivery, but some diagnoses to be considered include: notalgia paresthetica, neck or thoracic spine problems, nerve issues over brachial plexus, intercostal nerve issues, etc. Perhaps a local neurologist can examine you and discern a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Dr. David J. Rosenfeld
Board Certified, Pain Management
22 years in practice
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How do I treat nerve damage in the shoulder without going to physical therapy?

Dr. David J. Rosenfeld
Board Certified, Pain Management
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How do I treat nerve damage in the shoulder without going to physical therapy?

Are you sure?: Are you sure it is nerve damage? You can certainly do home exercises. ...Read more

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Dr. Susan Arnoult
Board Certified, Family Medicine
20 years in practice
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Neck& Shoulder pain for almost 3 years, in car accident 3 years ago. Xray and MRi normal, can it be nerve damage? will it come up in MRI? what else?

Dr. Susan Arnoult
Board Certified, Family Medicine
20 years in practice
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Neck& Shoulder pain for almost 3 years, in car accident 3 years ago. Xray and MRi normal, can it be nerve damage? will it come up in MRI? what else?

Maybe: Not all nerve damage will show up on an MRI - only that which is caused by a disc pushing on a nerve coming out of the spinal column. The next step would be to see a pain management specialist or neurologist to try and ascertain the diagnosis. Fibromyalgia may be the problem which is not uncommon after car accidents and whiplash injuries. ...Read more

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Dr. Jose luis Hernandez
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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I've been on 25mcg Fentanyl patch & 25m OxyContin (5mg X 5/day) for 4.5 years due to pain/nerve damage C1-5 and L shoulder how do I wean off?

Dr. Jose luis Hernandez
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I've been on 25mcg Fentanyl patch & 25m OxyContin (5mg X 5/day) for  4.5 years due to pain/nerve damage C1-5 and L shoulder how do I wean off?

Under MD supervision: Weaning of opioid medication should be done under medical supervision. Every tapering regimen is individualized to each patient in order to avoid withdrawal symptoms. In addition, your doctor may start you on different non-opioid medications (Gabapentin, Cymbalta, etc) to help control the pain. I would recommend to ask your doctor who knows your history about weaning off your medications ...Read more

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Dr. Matthew Kalter
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If I get an ncv test done on my hand and legs ,can it also detect nerve damage in my shoulder and neck ?

Dr. Matthew Kalter
Board Certified, Pain Management
14 years in practice
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If I get an ncv test done on my hand and legs ,can it also detect nerve damage in my shoulder and neck ?

EMG: no, The same study would have to be performed on the neck and arms. ...Read more

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Board Certified, Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
45 years in practice
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Can ADHD meds cause nerve damage? Ie numbness in fingers and joints, neck/shoulder tenseness, crippling sciatic nerve pain. Are these all related?

Dr. Johanna Fricke
Board Certified, Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
45 years in practice
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Can ADHD meds cause nerve damage? Ie numbness in fingers and joints, neck/shoulder tenseness, crippling sciatic nerve pain. Are these all related?

No. Stimulants can : Constrict blood vesselsraise blood pressure (usually by 5-6 mm hg) & ? pulse (usually by 5-6 beats/minute), but they don't cause impingement of nerve roots with numbness, tingling & pain in the areas served by specific nerves. See your primary care to initiate evaluation for the cause of your symptoms. ...Read more

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