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Dr. Creighton Wright
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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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Shoulder blade pain when coughing, what do I do?

Shoulder blade pain when coughing, what do I do?

depends: If it has been there a short time, take a pain reliever (if it hurts enough), try applying heat or cold, and give it time. It is worsens or does not go away, see your doctor. If it hurts to breath or you have trouble getting enough air, see someone (your doctor or urgent care) now. ...Read more

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Upper left chest pain and shoulder pain what could be causing it it hurts severely to cough or sneeze?

Upper left chest pain and shoulder pain what could be causing it it hurts severely to cough or sneeze?

see below: You describe pleurisy or pericarditis. Sometimes intercostal muscular pain can mimic this. If the pain is worse lying down, improved sitting up/forward, it suggest pericarditis. If you have fever/cough, shortness of breath, it suggests pneumonia with pleural involvement. Were your chest xray and ct done recently/for this illness? A cxr, CBC and echo are usual parts of the evaluation. ...Read more

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I am having dull collarbone pain, shoulder pain, and neck pain on the right side. Hurts to cough as well.

I am having dull collarbone pain, shoulder pain, and neck pain on the right side. Hurts to cough as well.

Hard to say: For this type of complaint a face to face exam and history is required. Did you get into an injury? Are you having a respiratory infection? Is there chest pain? You'll get more answers with an exam by a doctor. I would see one at an urgent care as soon as you can. ...Read more

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Have shoulder pain in left arm while and after i cough. had cough and cold since a week. don't have cold now but mild cough. still taking cough syrup?

Have shoulder pain in left arm while and after i cough. had cough and cold since a week. don't have cold now but mild cough. still taking cough syrup?

Cervical arthritis: Common cause of these complaints is a neck problem- cervical arthritis or disc injury. Coughing will bring these out. The relationship is frequent and not something to worry about. This may be an early warning that you need professionally focused upper body exercise that avoids neck strain. Cough should be checked if it continues past next week. Rx controls any cough-even TB. ...Read more

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I repeatedly punched a door and now neck and shoulder pain is almost unbearable for a week. Stiffness in neck and hurts to cough or sneeze.what I do?

I repeatedly punched a door and now neck and shoulder pain is almost unbearable for a week. Stiffness in neck and hurts to cough or sneeze.what I do?

Get evaluated: Since you repeatedly punched a door you may have injured muscle, tendon, bone, nerve or all four. The best thing for you to do is ice the area for twenty minutes at a time and see your provider. ...Read more

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I have intense neck and shoulder pain. Can't move my head, breathe, cough, or sneeze without severe pain?

Need to see you doc!: If your pain is this intense then go see a physician. Did your neck and shoulder pain start gradually, suddenly or was there a precipitating cause? There could be something going on your cervical spine. But it is still best to have your self evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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Had chest Xray for cough, coughed foam, shoulder pain, enlarged supraclavicular node Monday. No results yet. If abnormal would I get call by now (wed)?

Had chest Xray for cough, coughed foam, shoulder pain, enlarged supraclavicular node Monday. No results yet. If abnormal would I get call by now (wed)?

Report requirements: As a US radiologist for 30 years I can speak to standard of care. If a radiologist sees a likely cancer or broken bone, etc. they must be certain the ordering doc gets a timely, usu. in 24 hr. report. The ordering doc is then duty bound to notify their patient. On the other hand these days patients are expected to be proactive and badger their ordering doctors until they get an answer. ...Read more

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Severe right shoulder pain, hurts to breathe cough, laugh, do anything pretty much. My whole right shoulder blade area and makes my arm feel heavy?

Sounds muscular but: While this sounds muscular, the diffuculty breathing makes me worry about any possible lung involvement. You need to be evaluated by your primary care to rule out pulmonary disease then decide on proper evaluation of your pain. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more