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I have a very bad shoulder pain and pinch in my arm when i breathe deeply and i don't know how to get rid of it or if it might be something serious?

I have a very bad shoulder pain and pinch in my arm when i breathe deeply and i don't know how to get rid of it or if it might be something serious?

Get checked!: Deep breathing and actual shoulder problems are not usually associated so your mix of problems should be carefully checked. It is possible to have referred pain from your chest, abdomen or heart present in a similar fashion. If you have chest pain or shortness of breath, you should go to the er to get checked asap. ...Read more

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Hi, do you know how long pinch nerve can last? It's been 16 days and my neck got better but left arm pain still there

Hi, do you know how long pinch nerve can last?  It's been 16 days and my neck got better but left arm pain still there

Suggest: Have your doctor check it out, as you may have a discogenic compression affecting a nerve rootlet in your spinal area, and the arm pain is a referred symptom. If so, physical therapy using motorized cervical traction could be very helpful. ...Read more

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Assume there is nerve pinch between thoracic and arm w/symptoms-arm pain & finger twitch & hand numb during sleep, will Bikram yoga help or worsen it?

Assume there is nerve pinch between thoracic and arm w/symptoms-arm pain & finger twitch & hand numb during sleep, will Bikram yoga help or worsen it?

Agree : Dr krauser urges you to put the cart before the horse and get diagnosed. Lots of push to get into alternative therapies by entrepreneurial promoters, but you need to know what is wrong, as things can get worse rather rapidly with certain activities. Sounds like you do have nerve issues, and consider thoracic outlet, but also more peripheral nerve issues. ...Read more

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Shoulder, back, arm pain diagnosed as pinched nerver from arthiritus in left shoulder . Any relief suggestions?

Shoulder, back, arm pain diagnosed as pinched nerver from arthiritus in left shoulder . Any relief suggestions?

See below: Many things can cause these symptoms. You need to see your doctor. He/she whill perform a thorough examination to see what's going on and tell you what to do about it. ...Read more

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What are some signs that left arm pain is cardiac in nature as opposed to a pinched nerve or something like that?

What are some signs that left arm pain is cardiac in nature as opposed to a pinched nerve or something like that?

Call your doctor: It would be dangerous to give you any advice in this forum. A thorough risk assessment an focused exam would be much safer for you. It takes training and experience to differentiate the cause of many symptoms. Your doctor has this and you should rely on him/her first. ...Read more

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Left arm pain in 22 year old female. Heart related or pinched nerve?

Left arm pain in 22 year old female. Heart related or pinched nerve?

Depends: Diagnosing l arm pain over the computer is difficult. At age 22, the diagnosis would lean more against a heart condition. However, weight, associated symptoms (jaw pain, sob, doe, cp, burning, etc), co-existing conditions (diabetes, high bp, high chol), family history, etc. Can all play a role in proper diagnosis. See a dr. To get the definative answer, good luck. ...Read more

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Left arm pain radiating from back into arm, sometimes wrist and palm. Hurts to stretch and lift also. Pain is 2-3 mild. Osteosarcoma? Pinched nerve?

Left arm pain radiating from back into arm, sometimes wrist and palm. Hurts to stretch and lift also. Pain is 2-3 mild. Osteosarcoma? Pinched nerve?

Cervical HNP: Arm pain in young patients radiating from the back or neck, suggests disc herniation. This is most likely. Osteosarcoma is most common around the knee, humerus, pelvis and jaw. This is usually associated with a swelling, and likely night pain. Very rare! if you see hoof prints, think horses not zebras. Osteosarcoma is a definite zebra. ...Read more

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Back pain and muscle problem in right arm and leg be caused due to posture during mastubation and can pinched nerve cause leg and arm pain at sametime?

Back pain and muscle problem in right arm and leg be caused due to posture during mastubation and can pinched nerve cause leg and arm pain at sametime?

Disc herniation: Can happen in both the neck and back area causing arm and leg weakness and pain. It is uncommon for for these to occur simultaneously. Sometimes neck disc abnormalities can cause arm and leg symptoms. If your symptoms return to normal quickly after the incident, then you can simply watch for any progression. If you have lingering nerve deficit even for a short time then you should get checked. ...Read more