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Crack/crunch sound in neck followed by sharp pain in neck shoulder chest on right side, dull pain in arm and arm pit. Tweaked nerve?

Crack/crunch sound in neck followed by sharp pain in neck shoulder chest on right side,  dull pain in arm and arm pit. Tweaked nerve?

More likely muscle: Typically the sound is muscle sliding over a joint. It can pinch a nerve but more often catches tendon part. Can cause inflammation and over the counter anti-inflammatory can help (ibuprofen, naproxen, etc) can help. If doesn't improve or have numbness or cold arm/hand seek medical attention. ...Read more

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Neck Strain (Definition)

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Left arm pain, right hand numbness/tingly (morning). Left side neck sore when turning to left side. Right side temporal headache. Cbc was normal ?

Left arm pain, right hand numbness/tingly (morning). Left side neck sore when turning to left side. Right side temporal headache. Cbc was normal ?

Neck pain: Left neck/arm pain suggest a cervical disc or arthritis but at your age would need a prior history of neck injury. If not, check for systemic arthritis with RA,C-reative Protein and sed rate. The hand problem could be a carpal tunnel problem or alar entrapment. You symptoms should not be ignored. Check with a real doc. ...Read more

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Severe arm and hand tingling like electric shock when I tilt my head back Also neck pain arm numbness?

Severe arm and hand tingling like electric shock when I tilt my head back 
Also neck pain arm numbness?

Radiculopathy: It sounds like a disc has herniated in your neck or some other issues closing off the opening your nerve roots run through to exit the cervical spine. These are classic symptoms and I recommend seeing a physician sooner than later to identify if there is anything emergent or surgical necessity to avoid arm paralysis. You may not need anything but a Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pack, but get checked to be sure. ...Read more

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Having left side head ache and eye pain. pain travels down left side of face neck shoulder arm and hand?

Having left side head ache and eye pain. pain travels down left side of  face neck shoulder arm and hand?

More info pls: I would suggest a neurologic exam, if you can not go to the urgent care tonight, then a virtual consult can be done. Try standing up on one foot and then the other - is there any difference in coordination and strength between your right and left side? If so, you should go to the ED. ...Read more

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Pain in right arm between shoulder and elbow. Neck pain numbness and tingling down my arm. Now short of breath .

Pain in right arm between shoulder and elbow. Neck pain numbness and tingling down my arm. Now short of breath .

Pinched nerve: Sounds like you may have a pinched nerve in the neck. Often patients will develop numbness, tingling, and pain that radiates from the neck down the arm. Depending on the nerve that is pinched, it will affect different parts of the hand. Over time, weakness in the arm may develop as well. I would recommend getting it checked out. You may need an EMG and/or MRI ...Read more

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Sudden, severe sharp pain, spasms in my entire right arm. Pain began in neck, then traveled down shoulder, down to wrist. Arm pulsates with pain. Help?

Sudden, severe sharp pain, spasms in my entire right arm. Pain began in neck, then traveled down shoulder, down to wrist. Arm pulsates with pain. Help?

Sounds like: Nerve irritation or injury that could be coming from your neck seem a very likely explanation for these symptoms. Assessing if neck position change the symptoms might help. A good neurological history and competent examination should sort this out. The pulsating might also suggest a vascular contribution though that can be a pain associated with nerve compression as well. ...Read more

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Could my left sided neck pain be causing stabbing head pain and facial numbness? And left arm pain

Could my left sided neck pain be causing stabbing head pain and facial numbness? And left arm pain

Neck pain: The symptoms that you describe may be related to a disc herniation in the cervical spine. Alternatively, a soft tissue infection of the neck or a tooth abscess can mimic a herniated disc in the neck. See your medical doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Stiff neck that clicks when i move it, pins and needles from neck down right arm. R shoulder pain. What should I do? Numbness in arm- dead arm?

"pinched nerve": Sounds like you have a "pinched nerve" in your cervical vertebrae. See your family physician who may see fit to send you to an osteopathiic physician or a physiotherapist and maybe order an x-ray of your cervical spine. ...Read more

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Severe onset of left shoulder blade pain that radiates down left arm & hand.Left arm also tingles.Whole left arm is weak. Neck is fine though.

Dr. Ki-Hon Lin Dr. Lin
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Severe onset of left shoulder blade pain that radiates down left arm & hand.Left arm also tingles.Whole left arm is weak. Neck is fine though.

Radiculopathy: Pain that radiates down the arm can reflect a cervical radiculopathy (shooting pains due to a pinched nerve in the cervical spine). Many patients will have no associated neck pain. These conditions typically resolve with time and conservative treatment. It would be reasonable to watch it for a week or two, and use NSAIDs if needed, before seeing a physician. ...Read more

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Having shoulder pain pain above right temple ear feels funny tingling in left leg femur area neck stiff on right is this signs of ms?

Having shoulder pain pain above right temple ear feels funny tingling in left leg femur area neck stiff on right is this signs of ms?

Unlikely: MS is unlikely with your combination of symptoms. They are more likely related to your psychologic issues but have your doctor evaluate the issue. ...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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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

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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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Having left shoulder pain goes down my arm to my thumb and left side collar bone hurts and headaches?

Please see your doct: Please see your doctor--keep log of your symptoms and what you do to improve symptoms--this will be helpful to your physician-- any history of trauma? Any visual symptoms? ...Read more

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Leg numb tingling 10 months now muscles in left arm and leg ache hard to move leg and arm?

Leg numb tingling 10 months now muscles in left arm and leg ache hard to move leg and arm?

See a doctor: If you haven't already, see a doctor in order to determine if there is a relationship with your symptoms. Having a detailed history and physical exam will be invaluable to determining next steps. ...Read more

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Severe pain under left shoulder blade & numbness down left arm till fingers.Tingly feeling in elbow.Neck is fine.Weakness in left arm. Supraspinatus ?

Severe pain under left shoulder blade & numbness down left arm till fingers.Tingly feeling in elbow.Neck is fine.Weakness in left arm. Supraspinatus ?

Need exam: Your symptoms suggest cubital tunnel syndrome ( ulnar nerve entrapment @ elbow) but a thorough history and physical exam is required to confirm. Supraspinatus( rotator cuff) injuries can occasionally present as you describe but this would be unusual. Most RC strains or tears cause pain w/ overhead activities, difficulty sleeping on the affected shoulder and/ or weakness... Best of Luck! ...Read more