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Upper back extremely tight with left shoulder and arm pain to elbow. Saw my primary and he said muscleskeletal? Can it last 5 months or is he wrong?

Upper back extremely tight with left shoulder and arm pain to elbow. Saw my primary and he said muscleskeletal? Can it last 5 months or is he wrong?

Any human being: could be wrong, but if you are not satisfied with your doctor's diagnosis, you should get another opinion. It sounds like a musculo-skeletal problem, so maybe an orthopedic surgeon might be able to confirm the diagnosis for you. ...Read more

Tightness (Definition)

Tightness can mean different states at distinctive times. The most common is the complaint of tightness of chest, a feeling of discomfort, real or perceived, seen often in patients with asthma or panic disorder, or heart attack. Your physician ...Read more


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When am severely stressed out I feel left side tightness with left hand shoulder pain.my Dr only listened to my heart n BP. he said heart fine.Angina?

When am severely stressed out I feel left side tightness with left hand shoulder pain.my Dr only listened to my heart n BP. he said heart fine.Angina?

Symptoms: Angina would be very unlikely in a 33y/o woman. Can only speculate from here, best to ask your doc what he/she thinks your symptom is. ...Read more

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Inthe last year I have been having a tight fealling under my left shoulder blade almost pin cushion fealing lung? Thats all.

Inthe last year I have been having a tight fealling under my left shoulder blade almost pin cushion fealing lung? Thats all.

See below: Commonly, shoulder blade pain can be from the neck or bursitis around the blade. Shoulder pain could be from the shoulder or referred. Common referred sources include: abdomen, heart and neck. Shoulder sources include: arthritis, labral tears, instability, tendinitis, rotator cuff tears, bursitis, painful bony spurs etc. Ribcage pain can be from rib joints. See an orthopedist. ...Read more

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Tightness on left side of head, shoulder and heaviness on left neck & ear subsides after lying down .y?

Tightness on left side of head, shoulder and heaviness on left neck & ear subsides after lying down .y?

You need an exam: Tightness on one side of the head and shoulder along with neck and ear heaviness, that is relieved by lying down, suggest a mechanical cause. It may be due to several possibilities. These would include, among others, muscle strain in the neck/shoulder area and possibly a pinched nerve coming from your neck. Although the latter would usually cause pain, when turning your head to either side. ...Read more

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What causes an unbalance feeling & tightness on left side of head & shoulder &uncomfortableness in left ear & neck when resting on my back in chair?

What causes an unbalance feeling & tightness on left side of head & shoulder &uncomfortableness in left ear & neck when resting on my back in chair?

See below: Pressure on upper cervical nerves by the upper cervical spine can do this. The best approach is to sit in an upright posture or to place a pillow under your head when sitting on that hair. ...Read more

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Tight pain all over chest when running at high intensity(HR=190-200bpm). Spreads round to back and left shoulder. What could this be?

Tight pain all over chest when running at high intensity(HR=190-200bpm). Spreads round to back and left shoulder. What could this be?

Need more info: At your age & ability to perform intense exercise, your symptoms are not likely coronary. Does your heart skip beats? Do you have to stop running? Does the distress clear with rest? Is this a brand new change? Though it may be muscle strain, I recommend a checkup that might include an echocardiogram. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Tightness in left chest through back with dull pain down left shoulder and arm off and on for 5 year.?

Rule out MI: You need to go to a physician for a chest pain workup. Rule out the most serious possibilities, like coronary artery occlusion and work your way down. Could be muscle or indigestion. ...Read more

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