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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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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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Pretty sure I have pinched nerve on my left shoulder blade. What's the treatment/healin time? No pain, but numbness can I still lift weight?

Pretty sure I have pinched nerve on my left shoulder blade. What's the treatment/healin time? No pain, but numbness can I still lift weight?

See a neurologist: Given the numbness, see a neurologist for a full evaluation. If you are found to have a local cervical nerve branch compression, conservative measures include massage, heat therapy, physical therapy, injections, etc. Lifting weights before resolving the issue could make things worse. http://www.webmd.com/pain-management/guide/compressed-nerves ...Read more

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Treating a Pinched Nerve (Checklist)

Exercise and stretch
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Get an Xray/MRI if pain lasts more than 4 weeks
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See a spine/pain specialist if pain doesn't improve
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I have a constant pain in my inner right shoulder blade. Sometimes it's a burning sensation. Gets worse during stress. Is it a knot or pinched nerve?

I have a constant pain in my inner right shoulder blade. Sometimes it's a burning sensation. Gets worse during stress. Is it a knot or pinched nerve?

Multiple Things: Many sources can result in referred pain to the shoulder blade. Along with the neurogenic sources like cervical (c6 for example) and the suprascapular nerve, we also see many patients with occult shoulder pathology have referred pain to this area. Patients who are very flexible can also have occult shoulder instability refer pain to this area. Please consider seeing your doctor. ...Read more

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Could the numbness I am feeling be caused by a pinched nerve? I am experiencing numbness on the left side of my chest, under left arm, and back. I have had a sharp pain for 3 weeks that goes from my shoulder blade through to my chest. I was sent to the

Arguably : Arguably the worst possible cause of severe pain felt in the shoulder blade and deep into the chest would be an uncommon condition called aortic dissection. Problems with the gallbladder and heart can also cause pain in the region of the shoulder or armpit (axilla). The spinal nerve corresponding to t2 also feels an area that involves the armpits and hoop-shaped strip of skin that runs across your chest above your nipples, through your armpits, and across your back at about the same level (it also involves part of the skin on the arm). After excluding things like dissection, heart problems, and gallbladder problems, a neurosurgeon may be helpful to get to a diagnosis and some relief. ...Read more

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Treating a Pinched Nerve (Checklist)

Exercise and stretch
Daily
Use NSAIDs for pain relief
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Get an Xray or MRI in 4 weeks if not better
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See a spine specialist after 6 weeks
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Sharp pain in my left shoulder blade. Neck pain radiates behind my ear. Shoulder pain and soreness. And little arm soreness as well. Pinched nerve?

Sharp pain in my left shoulder blade. Neck pain radiates behind my ear. Shoulder pain and soreness. And little arm soreness as well. Pinched nerve?

Discuss with MD: You have a lot going on for your age, please discuss this with your doctor, you may warrant some further testing. This is not a good forum for this question as we can not diagnose "pinched nerve" without examination and testing. Your doctor may order a nerve conduction test coupled with an emg, or an MRI if they have not done so already. Discuss with your doctor. ...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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Treating a Pinched Nerve (Checklist)

Don't try home or OTC remedies. See a doctor.
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Determine cause, if possible, don't just treat symptoms
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Try a range of motion massage
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Consider physical therapy
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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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Pinched Nerve (Definition)

Medical one but it is interpeted to mean that there is a spinal nerve being compressed by a disc heniation usually but could also be from other causes like a degenerative ...Read more

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