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Pain In Upper Back And Down Left Arm
I have chronic stabbing pain in upper left back and shoulder. sometimes pain generating down my left arm.
Inflamed nerves: The areas of pain are supplied by nerves from your neck.. In your age group, degenerative. Joint or disc disease could cause these pains. May need xrays. Many daily stressors can affect the spine, posture, muscle over use, stress, sleeping position. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pinched nerve - neck: Sounds like you have a pinched nerve in your neck and you need to get an MRI of the c-spine. Depending on the results it might be just short term that gets better spontaneously, or somthing that might need an epidural steroid injection or something that might require surgery. Good news is that most resolve on it's own. ...Read more
Numbness in right arm. Cause? I also have lower back pain with random sharp pains down the back of my right leg
NEUROLOGIST: Etime for a neurological workup. Problems in low back could account for pain in leg - but not arm. A neurologist should gt a history and examine you and see what needs to be done. ...Read more
See doctor: Its important to establish a diagnosis. Shoulder/arm/radiating pain could be from 1) referred sources including: neck, abdomen, and heart. 2) shoulder sources include: arthritis, labral tears, instability, tendinitis, rotator cuff tears, bursitis, painful bony spurs etc. Therefore proper diagnosis is essential to stopping the pain. See an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lower back pain along with right buttock and right hip pain. Painful during movement. Looking down with chin on chest causes shooting pain down back.
Sciatica: Although there are several possibilities, one if the more common causes is a sciatica, which is an irritation of a nerve in the back that can cause pain that runs into the hip. When you lower your chin, it increases the pressure in the spinal canal and can aggravate the symptoms like you are describing. The hip and the SI joint are also potential causes. Don't hesitate to be seen. ...Read more
Female (45), Difficulty walking and sitting, Pain in lower left back, Pinching nerve from lower left back towards down the leg. And Sharp pain.
Disc Herniation?: While sciatica is most commonly a result of a lumbar disc herniation directly pressing on the nerve, any cause of irritation or inflammation of the sciatic nerve can reproduce the symptoms of sciatica. This irritation of nerves as a result of an abnormal intervertebral disc is referred to as radiculopathy. Aside from a pinched nerve from a disc, other causes can occur. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am having constant pain in my left leg. The pain starts from the lower left back and left pelvic region and radiates down to the left leg. Though so?
Needs evaluation: An evaluation would need to be done. Do you know of any unusual activity or other possible cause? The muscles and nerves in the lower back/hip region are many and complicated. Misuse can be subtle - sitting oddly or too much, even stuff in back jeans pocket can press on them and cause this sort of thing. A physical therapist or massage therapist can Dx and treat. Meanwhile, try heat/rest/gentle ...Read more
Sharp pain from elbow to fingertips had some numb tingling In back and hip and lower back pain radiates Into pelvic all on right side.
Pinched Nerve(s): Likely a cervical (or neck) pinched nerve. You can't tell exactly where from the brief description. If these are from something mild you can recall and you have full strength & feeling the affected parts of the body you can try remedies for any inflammation. Ice, NSAIDS (i.e. ibuprofen) & rest. If it does not rapidly get better, worsens, there is weakness or it is severe seek med attention. ...Read more
Radiculitis: Also referred to as "sciatica." injury to the nerve root as it exits the foramen which can lead to pain, pins and needles (paresthesias), numbness, and/or weakness. The most common causes are related to disc disease or extra bone growth (spondylosis). Treatment is initially conservative with physical therapy and antiinflammatories. If ineffective then further testing is nec. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
C7 merve pinch from : From disc herniation.Get a more detailed answer ›
Numbness in the left arm and lower left leg with pain under the left arm started around 4 hours ago, have had some pain in the upper stomach and back
Get evaluated.: I always think about "what's the worst this could be?" and with chest pain and left arm pain, i would like to see you have your heart evaluated pronto. But the fact that neck movement brings on left arm pain makes me wonder if you may have a problem in the cervical discs in your neck. Get the "worst possibility" ruled out first, and move on to the less dangerous things. Don't put this off. Lgromko. ...Read more
Some thoughts.: cannot say in your particular case, but generally, some structures that are in all those places would have concurrent pain. http://www.nerdpocalypse.net/back%20pain.html LUMBAR DISK/sciatica runs along the path of the sciatic nerve. a series of irritated muscles can be in a wide area of the back. ...Read more
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