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Can a pinched nerve in your neck cause armpit pain that goes into your chest?

Can a pinched nerve in your neck cause armpit pain that goes into your chest?

Depends: The nerves from the neck do not typically refer into the chest- usually more into the arms or shoulder blade region. Nerves from the thoracic region more often refer to the chest. See your primary care doc to make sure that you do not have any more urgent causes of chest pain. A physiatrist can help determine if the pain is coming from the spine. ...Read more

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Nerve (Definition)

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


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Pinched nerve in shoulder,neck and armpit .Had this before,took an MRI picture,no herniated disks!! Can muscles cause this? What is the treatment?

Pinched nerve in shoulder,neck and armpit .Had this before,took an MRI picture,no herniated disks!! Can muscles cause this? What is the treatment?

Different causes: Pain radiating down the neck to the shoulders levels, is very often generated by the cervical facets, usually the last 3- C4-5, C5-6 C6-7. A compressed nerve root gives you a radiculopathy down the arm but thecause of compression may be a herniated disc,a neuroforaminal stenosis or a hypertrophied cervical facet that narrows the neuroforamina, or it can be compressed anywhere else down the path ...Read more

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Do lymphnodes react to muscle spasms and pinched nerve in the body? I got an us of my l armpit and i looks like a reacting lymphnode. What can it be?

Do lymphnodes react to muscle spasms and pinched nerve in the body? I got an us of my l armpit and i looks like a reacting lymphnode. What can it be?

Inflammation: They react to anything inflammatory, like infection or injury. So even though they may not be reacting to the spasmed muscle, they may be reacting to the cause of the spasm, whatever that may be. ...Read more

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I have a sore lump in my armpit with no increase in size for the past 3 weeks. Dr. diagnosed Folliculitis or pinched nerve. What could it be?

I have a sore lump in my armpit with no increase in size for the past 3 weeks. Dr. diagnosed Folliculitis or pinched nerve. What could it be?

Infection/Irritation: infection, or irritation even from shaving. Fortunately, most armpit lumps are harmless. However, can be related to a more serious underlying health problem and should be evaluated by a doctor. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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Pain in my neck, and upper back. I get a tingly sensation in my neck/hand. Last night i had a brief but mild throb by my armpit.Pinched nerve?Thanks

Pain in my neck, and upper back. I get a tingly sensation in my neck/hand. Last night i had a brief but mild throb by my armpit.Pinched nerve?Thanks

Can be: Sometimes the c8 root will give symptoms like this. Just need to see specialist to get a more detailed question and answer session and exam. ...Read more

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If you have a pinched nerve in your bicep area can it make your shoulder, underarm and breast hurt?

If you have a pinched nerve in your bicep area can it make your shoulder, underarm and breast hurt?

Not likely: It is more likely that a nerve is being pinched as it comes out of the neck. Alternatively, damage to the tendons in the shoulder girdle (rotator cuff tear) could also cause that type of pain. ...Read more

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Pinched nerve in my shoulder,neck and armpit.The pain goes all the way to my hand and fourth finger.What can cause it and what is the treatment ?

Herniated disk?: Could be a ruptured disk in neck, especially since you've had the same symptoms before, which is typical. Did u get ant treatment(Tx) then? Place to start is w/ fam doc for pain meds & referral for MRI. steroids & PT would be initial Tx, unless weakness is present, in which case more urgent. Surgery may be necessary, but most resolve without. If persists or recurs, surgery more likely. . ...Read more

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How to cure pinched nerve?

How to cure pinched nerve?

Usually no surgery: Most just get better with time. So anyone can claim a 90% success rate with their care as this is the natural history but lifestyle changes including exercise, smoking cessation and weight control are important especially in minimizing recurrences. Sometimes , physical therapy, activity modifications, medication and epidural steroid injections can be of benefit. ...Read more

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What to do for pinched nerve at 79?

What to do for pinched nerve at 79?

Depends: Pinched nerves can be safe ly treated at any age. The decision depends on many factors, severity, disablement, health status and failure of conservative treatment. Minimally invasive surgery can be quick, efficient and helpful. Evaluation critical. ...Read more

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Axilla (Definition)

Area of human body directly under the joint where the shoulder connects to the arm. It contains axillary vessels, brachial nerve plexus, lymph nodes & vessels, axillary ...Read more