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Neck pain shoulder pain radiation into shoulder and down arm no trauma throbbing and intense pain intensifies when i move my neck?

Neck pain shoulder pain radiation into shoulder and down arm no trauma 
throbbing and intense pain 
intensifies when i move my neck?

Pinched nerve : this is just a pinched nerve. However you can have muscle pain in the neck thatcan be felt in the arm and you can also have shoulder pain that could be felt in the neck or in the arm. You need to see your physician and have an evaluation perhaps looking at both the rheumatic issues in the neurologic systems ...Read more

Dr. Wendy Askew
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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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Pain in right shoulder when turning head left. Started this morning.?

Pain in right shoulder when turning head left.  Started this morning.?

Neck strain: Generally this is a muscle strain. These usually respond to nonsteroidal anti inflammatories such as Motrin and mild stretching exercises. ...Read more

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Back pain around right shoulder blade when moving shoulder/arm.

Back pain around right shoulder blade when moving shoulder/arm.

Varies: There are many potential causes. Among one of the more common is a subscapular bursitis, in a bursa underneath the shoulder blade can become inflamed and cause symptoms similar to what you describe. I would not hesitate to be seen for an accurate diagnosis and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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Pain in shoulder. When I lift my arm straight over my head the pain goes down arm to elbow. ?

Pain in shoulder. When I lift my arm straight over my head the pain goes down arm to elbow. ?

Thoracic outlet: thoracic syndrome is a condition that is caused by compression of nerves or blood vessels. See your PCP for final diagnosis, treatment or referral. ...Read more

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Neck pain, shoulder pain, and spine pain after hitting my head?

Neck pain, shoulder pain, and spine pain after hitting my head?

ER for CT/xrays: If you experienced unconsciousness even for a brief interval, it would be best to be seen by a physician right away. You may need a head CT to rule out trauma-related problems such as bleeding and swelling. At the ER, they can also prescribe pain medications as necessary. It must have been a significant blow to the head to cause neck, shoulder, and spine pain, too. ...Read more

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Stiff neck back left side, sharp pain in that area when swallowing. No throat pain just sharp stabs in neck. Head feels heavy when tilt head back?

Stiff neck back left side, sharp pain in that area when swallowing. No throat pain just sharp stabs in neck. Head feels heavy when tilt head back?

Get examined: Without being able to see you there is not any way to know what is going on. This cannot be done over the internet. See somebody face to face. ...Read more

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I-pad, smartphone user, left shlderblade/neck pain radiats to shlder/arm, neck pops when turn head to left, smtms shooting pain in head on left side?

I-pad, smartphone user, left shlderblade/neck pain radiats to shlder/arm, neck  pops when turn head to left, smtms shooting pain in head on left side?

Muscle tension: Sounds like you have some muscle tension from maintaining an unnatural posture for a prolonged period of time. Give the devices a rest, or put them on a stand so you don't have to hold them, and use some heat and gentle stretching to relax the muscles. It may take several days to feel better. If not improving after a week, or if other worrisome symptoms occur, then get a medical exam. ...Read more

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Shoulder blade pain sometimes shoots around to chest, right shoulder arm hurts when stretched across chest, chest hurts i'm the middle when i flex it.

Shoulder blade pain sometimes shoots around to chest, right shoulder arm hurts when stretched across chest, chest hurts i'm the middle when i flex it.

Poss cartilage tear: The pain shooting around to the chest is interesting. I guess i would have to see where you are pointing too. If your arm hurts when stretched across your chest, it could be an issue with the labrum inside your shoulder. ...Read more

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PAIN IN MY RIGHT SHOULDER BLADE RADIATING DOWN MY RIGHT ARM TO MY ELBOW. THE PAIN BECOMES UNBARABLE WHEN I STAND. ?

Cervical/upper back: Is there any history of herniated or bulging cervical discs? Are you pushing up from a seated position with your arms to stand? Postural problems that can cause pain under the scapula include poor ergonomic posture at computer, carrying laptop or bag or child on one side or in front, driving long dist., lifting weights, sleep positions. http://www.uptodate.com/contents/neck-pain-beyond-the-basics ...Read more

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Neck pain, shoulder pain, scalp/top of head tingling/prickly feeling. Ear pain. CT and MRI on head normal. Neck cracks when I turn my head. Help!

Neck pain, shoulder pain, scalp/top of head tingling/prickly feeling.  Ear pain.  CT and MRI on head normal.  Neck cracks when I turn my head.  Help!

? Pinched nerve : in your neck area, may not show on imaging studies, rest your neck, non-steroidals as ibuprofen, unless contraindicated, and physical therapy guided by your treating doctor, may take few weeks to recover, the follow up with and conservative therapy will work, if no improvement otherwise, you may need to see a spine surgeon or a neurosurgeon, good luck ...Read more

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L shoulder&blade pain, slight tingly feeling down arm, popping/grinding feeling when moving shoulder. Sore upper back when moving chin to chest. ?

Pinched nerve: What you are describing is a pic he'd nerve in your neck. Best to see your doctor and may need a referral to a spine doctor, neurologist or pain doctor ...Read more

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Leaned on elbows felt something move under shoulderblade severe pain when i move my head hurts on left side of neck and shoots under shoulder blade?

Nerve stretch injury: Any radiating pain from neck under shoulder blade is generally a nerve irritation. Muscle strains can also cause some radiating pain but usually stays localized to the scapula or shoulder blade. If pain does not resolve in 3 weeks seek physical therapy evaluation. ...Read more

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Stiff neck and weird sensation in head, when bending down head feels dizzy and fuzzy. Face pain and head pain, stabbing pain in ear ?

Stiff neck and weird sensation in head, when bending down head feels dizzy and fuzzy. Face pain and head pain, stabbing pain in ear ?

Infection possible: Could be serious. Please be seen by your primary doctor or in an urgent care center today to rule out infection. A stiff neck is always worrisome for meningitis. ...Read more

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Pain behind shoulder blade when i move it or sneeze?

Pain behind shoulder blade when i move it or sneeze?

Musculoskeletal: Upper back pain near the shoulder blade on one side and intensified by sneezing is likely musculoskeletal. In a late 30's male certain labor or sport mechanical muscle stress might cause a nagging pain intensified by movement. Muscle rest is important, and discomfort longer than 2-3 weeks becomes worrisome. If fever, cough, or shortness of breath then is concern for more urgent evaluation. ...Read more

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Fell back on ice 3 months ago on left side shoulder blade. Now bad shoulder pain inside, when dropping shoulder, moving back & pain above left breast?

See an orthopedist: You may have suffered an injury to your shoulder, specifically your rotator cuff, which can give you painful range of motion especially when dropping your arm. ...Read more