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Pinched Nerve Between Shoulder Blades
The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more
I awoke with numbness in my left cheek had a slight twitch in my chin for a few days. Can a pinched nerve in neck and between shoulder blades cause it?
Cheek numbness: Its is possible but since we have no information about you, not even your age let alone any medical history, no relevant response can be offered. If symptom persists, please see your doctor. ...Read more
Scapula Pain: Inflammation can occur underneath the shoulder blade where there is a bursa. This is called scapulothoracic bursitis and can be treated with therapy, NSAIDS, pain medications, and possibly a steroid injection. Make an appointment with an Orthopaedic shoulder surgeon to be evaluated and discuss treatment options. Take care, Joe Wilson. ...Read more
Rhomboid: Sharp pain under scapula is more likely a sore rhomboid muscle or snappimg scapula syndrome tjere are no nerve impnigement syndromes under scapula im aware of theris on top called suprascapular nerve impingment rare but pain is in top of scapula hope yhat helps get a rhomboid massage aor a trigger point unjection for pain under scapula. ...Read more
No: A pinched nerve around the elbow will only cause problems from the elbow down to the fingers. However, the same symptoms often represent a pinched nerve in the neck, which can feel like a pinched nerve in the elbow. Many of these resolve on their own. If it persists, you can get it examined to get a clearer answer. ...Read more
Can a pinched nerve in the neck cause pain when air is on your neck? I have extreme pain in the neck that goes to the shoulder blade.
Neuropathic pain: That is neuropathic pain you describe and minor insults like air or water flowing over the nerve can cause a burning pain. Did you recently have zoster in the area? Any trauma? If this continues see yor MD or a neurologist they can work up why the nerve is "pinched" and having sensitivity ...Read more
I feel like I have a pinched nerve in my right shoulder blade but where the side of my chest is... Upper area. It seems a little swollen. I do workout?
What can I do if I think I have a pinched nerve in my upper back in between my shoulder blades that radiating pain in my back, neck, &in shoulder socket?
Upper back pain: The pain that you describe could be from a pinched nerve but it could also be from muscles or tendons that are inflamed or injured. For example, the attachment of the rib head to the spine can be malpositioned and create the pain you describe. It is important to be evaluated by a neurosurgeon or spine surgeon to determine the cause of the pain so that a proper treatment can be initiated. ...Read more
Can a pinched nerve cause neck pain shoulder and shoulder blade pain? Or what are some different things it could be?
MANY CONSIDERATIONS: A ruptured disc in neck, thoracic outlet syndrome, pectoralis minor syndrome, parsonage turner syndrome, all could be considered. Even carpal tunnel may refer pain upwards, but not usually into neck. Shoulder, neck, and blade pain may be seen with internal shoulder derangements, such as rotator cuff tear. With all these thoughts, see your physician and pin this down. Then treat it. ...Read more
Can a pinched nerve in lower back cause numbness on left side of body from mid shoulder blade to toes?
Nope: The lesion would have to be higher up to involve the shoulder blade. ...Read more
I have a constant pain in my inner right shoulder blade. Sometimes it's a burning sensation. Gets worse during stress. Is it a knot or pinched nerve?
Multiple Things: Many sources can result in referred pain to the shoulder blade. Along with the neurogenic sources like cervical (c6 for example) and the suprascapular nerve, we also see many patients with occult shoulder pathology have referred pain to this area. Patients who are very flexible can also have occult shoulder instability refer pain to this area. Please consider seeing your doctor. ...Read more
Sharp shooting pain above L shoulder blade for 2 mo. On and off, better when moving. No other symptoms. Ortho didn't help. Pinched nerve? Organ? Thx!
Could the numbness I am feeling be caused by a pinched nerve? I am experiencing numbness on the left side of my chest, under left arm, and back. I have had a sharp pain for 3 weeks that goes from my shoulder blade through to my chest. I was sent to the
Arguably: Arguably the worst possible cause of severe pain felt in the shoulder blade and deep into the chest would be an uncommon condition called aortic dissection. Problems with the gallbladder and heart can also cause pain in the region of the shoulder or armpit (axilla). The spinal nerve corresponding to t2 also feels an area that involves the armpits and hoop-shaped strip of skin that runs across your chest above your nipples, through your armpits, and across your back at about the same level (it also involves part of the skin on the arm). After excluding things like dissection, heart problems, and gallbladder problems, a neurosurgeon may be helpful to get to a diagnosis and some relief. ...Read more
I had a pinched nerve from my neck behind my shoulder blade all the way down to my fingers. My pain has subsided although my thumb index finger and middle finger are still numb in my left are. Please help. I need the sensation back. What can I do?
I have a herniated disc in T 6 and bulging disc in 5&7 in neck for yrs. Pinched nerve in shoulder blade causing pain in arm and numbing in hand I have tried over the counter meds heat and ice. Nothing helps.?
Further treatment: There are more aggressive treatment options for the spine that are more powerful than using over the counter medications, but they get progressively more involved. From non invasive alternatives such as physical therapy or chiropractic care, to interventional pain procedures which are invasive but non surgical, to even surgical considerations. I would not hesitate to be seen to discuss options. ...Read more
Sharp pain in my left shoulder blade. Neck pain radiates behind my ear. Shoulder pain and soreness. And little arm soreness as well. Pinched nerve?
Discuss with MD: You have a lot going on for your age, please discuss this with your doctor, you may warrant some further testing. This is not a good forum for this question as we can not diagnose "pinched nerve" without examination and testing. Your doctor may order a nerve conduction test coupled with an emg, or an MRI if they have not done so already. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
Can a pinched nerve cause Numbness and weakness that comes and go on the right arm/hand and right leg/foot? Also, pain in the shoulder blade/bicep.
Yes: Numbness and weakness in the right upper and lower extremities may indicate nerve compression at the level of the spine. MRI and EMG could localize and prognosticate a compressive neuropathy and would give guidance to appropriate treatment options. Consult with a physical medicine and rehabilition specialist would be appropriate. ...Read more
Pinched Nerve: Sounds like you have a pinched nerve in your back. I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level and what can be done to treat you. There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether. ...Read more
Depends: A literal pinched nerve in the shoulder can be treated with physical therapy vs injections vs surgery. Often, however, a sensation of a pinched nerve in the shoulder is caused by a cervical pinched nerve, and even shoulder pathology such as a rotator cuff tendonitis could be mistaken for a pinched nerve in the shoulder. If your symptoms do not improve over time, see a physician. ...Read more
I think I have a pinched nerve in my shoulder. It gives me pain for 15 minutes to a few hours than stops.?
Have it looked at: Depending on the exact location, spread and exacerbating factors your doctor should be able to figure out if the problem is due to an issue with the shoulder or referred pain from the neck, pancreas, lung pleura, heart or lymph nodes. ...Read more
I have a pinched nerve in my shoulder that has hurt for 3 months and I have no health insurance until january. Is there something I can do at home?
Variable symptoms: Patients can have varying degrees of pain, weakness, and/or numbness. ...Read more
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