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How common is it to start feeling neck and arm pain symptoms after having a herniated back disk?

How common is it to start feeling neck and arm pain symptoms after having a herniated back disk?

See below: A disc herniation in the neck will frequently cause pain running into one of the arms sometimes down to the fingers. Not all disc herniations cause pain. A herniation in the lower back will not cause neck or arm pain. Many people who have disc problems in the lower back also have problems in the neck. ...Read more

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Hi Doc here are my symptoms pinching pain in back of shoulder, shooting pain in shoulder and down arm, pain in front of shoulder also can been 5 month?

Hi Doc here are my symptoms pinching pain in back of shoulder, shooting pain in shoulder and down arm, pain in front of shoulder also can been 5 month?

Seek consult: I would recommend you see either an orthopedic surgeon or a neurosurgeon as you may have a problem with a disc in your neck. I sounds suspicious for a "pinched nerve" or herniated cervical disc. A physical examination and possible a MRI would be helpful. Short term medication and physical therapy are often all that is needed for resolution of your symptoms. ...Read more

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I've been having heart attack symptoms , left arm pain and shoulder pain it alternates to the right side. What do I do?

I've been having heart attack symptoms , left arm pain and shoulder pain it alternates to the right side. What do I do?

Call 911: If you are having serious sxs call 911. Heart attack sx can include: chest pain or tightness, shortness of breath, increased sweating pain or numbness radiating down the arm (more often left than right) and nausea. There could be pain in the upper back, head, jaw or teeth. One fourth of people have heart attacks without chest pain. ...Read more

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I've been having heart attack symptoms , left arm pain and shoulder pain that alternates to the right side. What could be wrong?

I've been having heart attack symptoms , left arm pain and shoulder pain that alternates to the right side. What could be wrong?

Heart disease: Listen to your body, sound like you might ae angina for real. See your family doctor and get the proper work up and treatment before you have a massive heart attack! ...Read more

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Can RIGHT cervical nerve root compression cause symptoms on the LEFT side, such as left shoulder/arm pain? I have severe foraminal stenosis.in c6/7.

Can RIGHT cervical nerve root compression cause symptoms on the LEFT side, such as left shoulder/arm pain?  I have severe foraminal stenosis.in c6/7.

Yes,happens alot: MRI & imaging attempt to give the best information in 2 dimensions as relates to the 3 dimensions of your body.It can be difficult for MRI readings to capture a correlation w/all of the symptoms you are experiencing.Presuming that you don't have a primary shoulder issue,the left sided symptoms are probably caused by the stenosis.Epidural injections can act as a diagnostic tool.Talk to your MD also ...Read more

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What should I do about my shoulder and arm pain?

What should I do about my shoulder and arm pain?

Go to doctor: If not get better and persistent, probably should be evaluated my your health care provider. May not be anything serious, but best to get checked out. ...Read more

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What can cause extreme shoulder and arm pain?

What can cause extreme shoulder and arm pain?

Many tings: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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What can cause on and off shoulder and arm pain?

Neuro,orthop: Shoulder pain radiating to the arm is probably due to a cervical radiculopathy. Needs neuro consult and possibly emg/ncv of the involved extremity. ...Read more

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Boyfriend is having severe shoulder and arm pain that keeps him up at nite. Sits up and eventually goes away. What could this be?

Boyfriend is having severe shoulder and arm pain that keeps him up at nite. Sits up and eventually goes away. What could this be?

Many things: He could have a frozen shoulder, a rotator cuff tear, bursitis or even a neck issue. Have him see a shoulder specialist, often a good physical exam can give him a diagnosis and then a treatment plan. ...Read more

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