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Doctor insights on: Shoulder Numbness Causes

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Numbness Or Tingling (Definition)

Numbness is a clinical finding in which one is unable to detect stimuli such ...Read more


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Can impingement of left shoulder cause numbness/tingling in all finger tips, startess 2 weeks ago not gone away- all day and night.Ring and pinky less?

Can impingement of left shoulder cause numbness/tingling in all finger tips, startess 2 weeks ago not gone away- all day and night.Ring and pinky less?

No: Many things (like carpal tunnel syndrome, other nerve problems, neck problems) can cause the numbness or tingling. Shoulder impingement would not. See your primary doctor or the person caring for your shoulder for further guidance. ...Read more

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My doc is stumped after mri. I have severe pain in left shoulder that causes numbness in outter arm, pinky finger, and ring finger. I'm 26.

My doc is stumped after mri. I have severe pain in left shoulder that causes numbness in outter arm, pinky finger, and ring finger. I'm 26.

MRIs don't tell all: This needs more study it sounds like a radiating pain it might be in a net between your shoulder and neck or further down it could also be coming from an injury or trigger point in the muscle called the supraspinatus or even fibromyalgia doctor needs to look in more detail and possibly order an emg/ncv or other x rays. ...Read more

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I woke with a horrendous pain in my neck radiating into my traps and shoulder, causing numbness in my hand, its worse upon waking but pain is constant?

I woke with a horrendous pain in my neck radiating into my traps and shoulder, causing numbness in my hand, its worse upon waking but pain is constant?

Find the cause first: There are many possible causes of pain in the neck and trapezii. A doctor can evaluate to figure it out. There could be a muscle strain or spasm, inflammation in the joints or tendons, nerve pain from the spine or on the skin, etc... If a person is older or otherwise at risk for cancers, the doctor will look for tumors as well. Hand numbness may relate to irritation of nerves leaving the spine. ...Read more

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What can cause numbness in your neck face and shoulder?

What can cause numbness in your neck face and shoulder?

Numbness: Possibility of pinched nerve in neck from cervical bone abnormality. Consult an orthopedic doc. ...Read more

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What would cause pain, tingling and numbness behind left shoulder area?

What would cause pain, tingling and numbness behind left shoulder area?

Pain numbness tingli: Could be musculoskeletal from strain-more pain w/ ar mmovement?- or I have seen left shoulder pain ( by scapula) from gastritis, H pylori . Could try ranitidine for gastritis, tylenol/ motrin ( if not allergic) for musculoskeletal pain . rarely could be neurologic like MS( all else negative- this position is no usual) or vascular. f/u/w/ doc ...Read more

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Having pain & numbness in mid back-up shoulder, and isnt going away, should I be concerned? What could it be caused from? What can I do to relieve it?

Having pain & numbness in mid back-up shoulder, and isnt going away, should I be concerned? What could it be caused from? What can I do to relieve it?

This depends on the : Length & severity of symptoms with potential causes being localized to a lower cervical neck issue like a disc herniation to a nerve entrapment about the shoulder or a shouldef condition . There is a nerve called the long thoracic nerve that sometimes may cause these symptoms. Treatment is dependent on the cause so see a physician if symptoms bothersome and persisting or progressing. ...Read more

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Are there medical conditions that cause numbness and tingling in the upper back between shoulder blades?

Are there medical conditions that cause numbness and tingling in the upper back between shoulder blades?

Numb: We worry about "thoracic outlet syndrome" but the person to best help is an orthopedic doctor. You might need an EMG by a neurologist as well. Start with the orthopedic doctor first. If you are displease with their plans, seek a neurologist. ...Read more

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I have intermittant pain and numbness between my neck and shoulder. I'm on the computer a lot. Could that be the cause?

I have intermittant pain and numbness between my neck and shoulder. I'm on the computer a lot. Could that be the cause?

May be: Constant one position can cause excessive strain on some muscles and some people feel like numbness. However cervical spine problem may be considered. ...Read more

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What could it be if there is sharp shoulder pain which causes finger numbness?

What could it be if there is sharp shoulder pain which causes finger numbness?

Not clear: Thoracic outlet or local trauma and or nerve compression can be problems. Sort out cervical disc, thoracic outlet, or intra thoracic issues. Full history and exams! will lead to explanation. ...Read more

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My daughter complains back pain with numbness just below the upper right shoulder. What is the cause and what can be done?

My daughter complains back pain with numbness just below the upper right shoulder. What is the cause and what can be done?

Possible back pact: Not knowing what age she is assume she is in school it could be the way she carries her books she should carry them equally with both shoulders if in her hand switch hands other may be she has a curvature of spine that is not common can massage and also change carrying method. ...Read more

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I was in a car accident a few days ago nd I have pain in my neck and numbness in my left shoulder. What could cause these symptoms ?

I was in a car accident a few days ago nd I have pain in my neck and numbness in my left shoulder. What could cause these symptoms ?

It depends: It depends on the mechanics of the accident and what happened to you in the car. However, the numbness is concerning and you should definitely see a doctor about it. Good luck. ...Read more

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What causes numbness in thumb and index fingers and in the blade of left back shoulder?

What causes numbness in thumb and index fingers and in the blade of left back shoulder?

Nerve impingement: can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging disc. It can cause muscle weakness and pain, finger numbness, etc. Prevention treatment is always recommended. See interventional pain management specialist for definitive diagnosis and management. ...Read more

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What causes numbness, pain and cold sensation behind the left shoulder blade? Hard to lift left arm, overuse or something more serious?

What causes numbness, pain and cold sensation behind the left shoulder blade? Hard to lift left arm, overuse or something more serious?

You may have : Notalgia paresthetica, an uncommon irritation of nerves over the mid shoulder blade, but if there is a winging this is a problem with long thoracic nerve, and if weak over shoulder may involve suprascapular nerve. Since many possibilities, have your doc do an exam and see what is the most likely answer. ...Read more