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Sharp pain in shoulder after car wreck?

Sharp pain in shoulder after car wreck?

SHOULDER PAIN: Could be a sprain, but needs to be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Shoulder Pain (Definition)

Shoulder pain is multifactorial. It can be from bone issues -- like arthritis. It can be from muscle tendon issues -- like a torn rotator cuff, or when a tendon is inflammed. It can also be from nerve issues -- like a bulging disk in your spine. Each diagnosis ...Read more


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Pain in left shoulder blade after sleeping?

Need for examination: If the pain lasts more than a day or two, it would be prudent to see your doctor as it is not feasible to provide an opinion without examining you. ...Read more

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Pain in my neck and shoulders after a car wreck. Is this whiplash?

Pain in my neck and shoulders after a car wreck. Is this whiplash?

Yes: But if you apply moist heat, take Ibuprofen 200 mg even 4 hours and take it easy you should expect full recovery in a few weeks. ...Read more

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Deep ache, sharp pains in arm from hand to all sides of shoulder for 2 months (started in hand, moved up) stabbing pains in shoulder blade. Cause?

Deep ache, sharp pains in arm from hand to all sides of shoulder for 2 months (started in hand, moved up) stabbing pains in shoulder blade. Cause?

Referred Pain : The sensation of "sharp/stabbing " pain may be a PARASTHESIA symptom often associated with nerve irritation/ inflammation/compression. However, I noticed you had chest symptoms also. Abnormal conditions in the heart or lung can result in referred nerve pain patterns. You didn't say which arm (heart issues can cause left arm symptoms). The persistence of pain for months = PLEASE see your MD!!! ...Read more

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Fell down stairs, hit L shoulder on railings between shoulder blade and spine. Mild pain in shoulder, tingling in forearm & fingers. Did I hit a nerve?

Probably: It appears likely that there has been some nerve injury in view of your symptoms. As inflammation and swelling subside the nerve symptoms should improve. However if injury to the vertebral area occurred, there could be disc injury causing the tingling in the arm. See your physician if symptoms persist or worsen. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in left hip and pain in whole length of back. Has been happening for 3 years since car accident. ?

Sharp pain in left hip and pain in whole length of back. Has been happening for 3 years since car accident. ?

MRI : I think u should have an evaluation by an orthopaedic surgeon. You may need an MRI of your lumbar spine to evaluate this. It might be a herniated disc. ...Read more

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Neck pain shoulder pain radiation into shoulder and down arm no trauma throbbing and intense pain intensifies when i move my neck?

Neck pain shoulder pain radiation into shoulder and down arm no trauma 
throbbing and intense pain 
intensifies when i move my neck?

Pinched nerve : this is just a pinched nerve. However you can have muscle pain in the neck thatcan be felt in the arm and you can also have shoulder pain that could be felt in the neck or in the arm. You need to see your physician and have an evaluation perhaps looking at both the rheumatic issues in the neurologic systems ...Read more

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Sharp pain in neck by shoulder. 2nd time in 2yrs. Excruciating pain when I turn my neck. Pain went away after 2 days. Herniated disk maybe? Need MRI?

Unlikely HD: pain relieve in two days mostly cause by muscular spasm rather than HD , massage ,heat , muscle relaxants , over the counter anti inflammatory , ...Read more

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Sudden severeback pain after car ride a day ago burning, stabbing worse sitting/slightly relieved laying history l4/l5bulged pars defect muscle/disc?

Sudden severeback pain after car ride a day ago burning, stabbing worse sitting/slightly relieved laying history l4/l5bulged pars defect muscle/disc?

Could be either: Either muscle or disc could be causing your pain. If you do not have loss of bowel bladder or sexual function, progressive weakness, loss of sensation or intractable pain of your leg then the treatment is non surgical. Will need to try meds, mild rest, therapy and tincture of time. ...Read more

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Experiencing extreme pain in my back (left near shoulder). Had 4 nerve terminaton procedures in '05 due to big rig accident. Pain in chest now as well?

Experiencing extreme pain in my back (left near shoulder). Had 4 nerve terminaton procedures in '05 due to big rig accident. Pain in chest now as well?

Back & chest pain: Symptoms come on suddenly or rapidly over time? Any trouble breathing? Cough? Pain in arms, neck, or jaw? Smoker? Pain near left shoulder somewhat worse if you try to take a deep breath? Feel feverish? If "Yes " to one or more of these, see a doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I mentioned that i was in car accident 3yrs ago-numb shoulder 2day-waking up in pain everyday-pain getting worse-torn rotatorpopping noise w/movement?

Mvc: It sounds like you have both orthopedic (shoulder joint) and neurologic (brachial plexus branches) injury from your car accident. Symptoms should not be any wworse now than they were at time of accident. ...Read more

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Was in a car wreck still have bruises an back pain swelling in stomach area

Was in a car wreck still have bruises an back pain swelling in stomach area

Takes time: Depending on how long ago the accident was, you may continue to still have symptoms. I would recommend getting involved in a formal physical therapy. You should see an orthopedic spinal specialist. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in shoulder blade i suffer from severe anxiety?

Thoracic pain: This is a nonspecific complaint and could represent anything from scapulothoracic pathology to cervical radiculopathy to underlying chest pathology (i.e. Heart, lungs). If the pain has been present for over 6 weeks or is severe and waking you at night or if there are any other concerns then you should see a physician. ...Read more

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Severe pain from neck into shoulder dull ache down right arm for 8 weeks now getting pins and needles in right hand is this a trapped nerve?

Severe pain from neck into shoulder dull ache down right arm for 8 weeks now getting pins and needles in right hand is this a trapped nerve?

Need exam: Difficult to determine without an examination. Differential diagnosis could be cervical radiculopathy (pinched nerve in neck), brachial plexopathy, peripheral nerve entrapment such as carpal tunnel syndrome (not uncommon for cts pain to travel up the arm), or even myofascial pain with trigger points. Would suggest physiatric evaluation for definitive diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Chest wall injury from car crash a week ago extreme pain in heart area when sneezing n hiccups. Whats wrong?

Chest wall injury from car crash a week ago extreme pain in heart area when sneezing n hiccups. Whats wrong?

Broken rib: Sounds like you have a broken rib. Pain might take several weeks and sometimes months to clear. Check with your doctor if feeling worse or not improving. ...Read more

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Pain in left arm.Starts around elbow.Pain radiates to thumb.Sometimes tingling fingers.Yesterday had shooting pain across shoulder when extended arm.

Pain in left arm.Starts around elbow.Pain radiates to thumb.Sometimes tingling fingers.Yesterday had shooting pain across shoulder when extended arm.

Sounds like pinched: nerve, but any pain in left arm is concerning for angina. You are quite young to develop heart disease, but you should see your doctor to make sure your heart is ok, especially if you have risk factors. ...Read more