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Shoulder Numbness Causes
Referred from neck: Usually pain along the medial border of the scapula is referred from facet joints of the neck. ...Read more
Muscle spasm : The shoulder blade is suspended by the superior trapezius and rhomboid muscles. When chronically stressed these muscles can go into spasm. Muscle relaxants, massage, acupuncture, biofeedback and heat can reverse the spasm. A good therapist to help is a physical therapist. ...Read more
Unlikely: You can experience local irritation at the site of injection. Other complications that are rare with injections include infection & allergic reactions. Also, one has to ask why was the injection given? Usually, pain/numbness are the reason for the injection. In exceedingly rare cases, there can be trauma to a nerve from the needle or injection. ...Read more
Yes: There are many causes for this...Most common is of a nerve being pinched in the neck that can lead to spasming of the shoulder region with numbness of the hand. This is known as a cervical radiculopathy. There are other possibilities including an injury to the brachial plexus or carpal tunnel syndrome. You should see either a physiatrist or neurologist for a full exam. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
When?: Odd sensations that go down the back when you bend your neck forward or backwards indicates irritation of the spinal cord in the neck, and you would want that checked out. It is called lhermitte's phenomenon. If the sensation is there all the time, and doesn't change with your neck position, it is usually something less significant. ...Read more
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. http://www.theshouldercenter.com/shoulder-pain.htm. ...Read more
Many causes poss.: It can b from muscle strain 2 pleuritic pain referred 2 the back/scapular area. Some r of no great concern some could b serious c ur pcp and get a diagnosis, & if need, get a referral 2 an ortho. Pe, apical disease of the lung r some also. As u can c an eval is needed. ...Read more
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
What could cause numbness in left pinky/ring fingers and joints, neck/shoulder tenseness, crippling left side sciatic nerve pain, left eye twitch?
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