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Do I have a pinched nerve in the front of my shoulder?

Do I have a pinched nerve in the front of my shoulder?

Maybe: Could be. Some times there is overlap in the symptoms of rotator cuff from shoulder disease versus C5 radiculitis from a herniated c45 disc or spur. Physical exam and/or MRI of cspine get clarify this. ...Read more

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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How do you treat a pinched nerve between the shoulder blades?

How do you treat a pinched nerve between the shoulder blades?

Talk to MD: This can be treated either conservatively or with anything up to surgery. First talk to pcp and try nsaids and rest. If this doesn't work consult pain doctor or spine surgeon to investigate options. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how people treat a pinched nerve in shoulder?

Can someone tell me how people treat a pinched nerve in shoulder?

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

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What would be a good way to take care of a pinched nerve in a shoulder caused by a friend?

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

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I think I have a pinched nerve in my shoulder. It gives me pain for 15 minutes to a few hours than stops.?

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

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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?

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?

Local therapy: Use Aleve (naproxen) or Advil if not allergic. Google passive range of motion exercises for shoulder injury. Use BioFreeze as a liniment and get seen at your local Health Dept. Clinic: not having health insurance does not excuse the need for a medical exam- get examined. ...Read more

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What does a pinched nerve in the shoulder feel like?

What does a pinched nerve in the shoulder feel like?

Possiblities: You could have varying degrees of pain, weakness, numbness, and/or tingling. ...Read more

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What does a pinched nerve feel like in the shoulder?

Variable symptoms: Patients can have varying degrees of pain, weakness, and/or numbness. ...Read more

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What does a pinched nerve in the shoulder feel like?

What does a pinched nerve in the shoulder feel like?

Pinch: Radiculopathy, the medical term for this, presents with varying degrees of pain, weakness, and/or numbness, all within a fairly predictable distribution depending on the nerve involved. ...Read more

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Pinched nerve in shoulder blade, what to do?

Pinched nerve in shoulder blade, what to do?

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

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What does a pinched nerve feel like in shoulder blade?

What does a pinched nerve feel like in shoulder blade?

MRI?: Pinching of a nerve usually occurs in the neck. Pain can radiate to the shoulder blade. There is an uncommon condition of pinching of the supra scapular nerve at the suprascapular notch and I would consider seeing specialist. ...Read more

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What does a pinched nerve under shoulder blade feel like?

What does a pinched nerve under shoulder blade feel like?

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

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How can I know if I have a pinched nerve in shoulder blade?

How can I know if I have a pinched nerve in shoulder blade?

Pinched nerve: A pinched nerve in the lower part of the neck (cervical spine) can cause pain and discomfort at the shoulder blade which may be what the question is referring to. This is usually diagnosed by the history and exam and can be confirmed by diagnostic testing such as MRI. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have a pinched nerve in my right shoulder, what does it feel like?

How can I tell if I have a pinched nerve in my right shoulder, what does it feel like?

Pinche nerve: You could have needle and pin sensation in your arm and also weakness. ...Read more

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What to take for a pinched nerve in my neck/shoulder?

Exercise and aspirin: Of course the answer may be different if the nerve is truly pinched & is either in the shoulder or in the neck. The best treatments for mechanical problems, like pinched nerve, are mechanical. Symptomatic relief with anti-inflammatories may reduce pain but more importantly allow corrective exercise to be used to lessen symptoms. Find out what caused your trouble, then do something about it. ...Read more

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Will acupuncture benefit pinched nerve in shoulder?

Will acupuncture benefit pinched nerve in shoulder?

Acupuncture for pain: Acupuncture is very effective for a variety of painful conditions. ...Read more

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Pinched nerve upper back near shoulder blade, what to do?

Pinched nerve upper back near shoulder blade, what to do?

Therapy: It's probably not a true pinched nerve. If its muscular start with physical therapy. If it persists seeing a pain specialist or spine surgeon for evaluation and potential trigger point injections etc etc may help. ...Read more

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I have a pinched nerve in my upper back neck and shoulder right side what should I do?

I have a pinched nerve in my upper back neck and shoulder right side what should I do?

You need evaluation: You can try heat or ice. If it hurts to move your shoulder it could be a problem there. If it's bad enough, see your pcp or a spine physiatrist. There are a number of treatments short of surgery, such as physical therapy, chiropractic manipulations, and injections. If these fail, surgery may be indicated in which case seek the care of a fellowship-trained orthopaedic spine surgeon or neurosurgeon. ...Read more

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He feels like there's a pinched nerve near his shoulder going down do his elbow, how can he relieve the pain?

He feels like there's a pinched nerve near his shoulder going down do his elbow, how can he relieve the pain?

Don't DIY: Best to see a Dr. And have it evaluated. You don't know if it is a pinched nerve and you may need treatment that cannot be done with your own home care. ...Read more

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How do I know if the pain in my shoulder is is muscle or pinched nerve? It feels deep and achy. I have been doing crossfit for 2 weeks now.

How do I know if the pain in my shoulder is is muscle or pinched nerve? It feels deep and achy. I have been doing crossfit for 2 weeks now.

Neuromuscular: A physical examination may help your physician to determine one condition versus the other. Sensory exam, reflex examination and muscle trsting is used by the clinician to sort this out. Sometimes physicians use ancillary testing like EMG (electromyography) and nerve conduction studies or imaging studies to investigate further. ...Read more

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Pain in neck shoulder blade pinched nerve, what is beneficial for it?

Pain in neck shoulder blade pinched nerve, what is beneficial for it?

Non-surgical: Non surgical treatment should always be considered when treating pinched nerves. As dr. Wilner points out, there are multiple modalities to trial. It sounds as if you may have a pinched nerve at c6-7 and an MRI of your cervical spine might be beneficial. ...Read more

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How would doctors recommend I treat pain from thoracic output syndrome. Or pinched nerve in shoulder.?

How would doctors recommend I treat pain from thoracic output syndrome. Or pinched nerve in shoulder.?

Find a good PT: Soft tissue and muscle can create thoracic outlet syndrome as well as anatomic abnormalities from having extra ribs in the neck. See a physician for an MRI and a good physical therapist for soft tissue therapy. ...Read more

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I am suffering for excruciating pain due to a pinched nerve 3 bulge disc in my shoulder a partial tearing in my roatutor do u think I need surgery?

Seek a Surgical Opin: Sounds as though you have done some damage in your cervical spine and shoulder. Only way to find out is to seek a good general surgical opinion and get some imaging done. Only then can it be said you should head for pt, rest or surgery. ...Read more

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Can a pinched nerve in elbow cause pain in shoulder/shoulder blade area?

Can a pinched nerve in elbow cause pain in shoulder/shoulder blade area?

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

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Pinched nerve in shoulder blade going into neck also causing nausea going for 3 weeks nothing helping?

Clarify diagnosis: Who has made the diagnosis of "pinched nerve"? Certainly could be shingles if rash present, or maybe a viral brachial plexitis. Could consider thoracic outlet syndrome or cervical radiculopathy. Have you been evaluated by a neurologist or neurosurgeon? ...Read more

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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

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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