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I have lower back pain on both sides and once in a while (every hour or so) I am getting mild shooting pains in my left upper arm. This just started?

I have lower back pain on both sides and once in a while (every hour or so) I am getting mild shooting pains in my left upper arm. This just started?

And: What is your question? Causes of shooting pain in arm not related to lower back. There are conditions that cause both but they cause issues in multiple areas: eg., arthritis, and some not so simple reasons., I would go to your doctor to discuss why this is happening and give them a chance to investigate. Have a wonderful new year! ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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BACK Pain under shoulder blade a Little more below it and upper arm pain worser in the morning hard to move. Started next day after moving?

BACK Pain under shoulder blade a Little more below it and upper arm pain worser in the morning hard to move. Started next day after moving?

Myofascial pain?: Myofascial pain connotes pain related to movement and muscles but not with bony abnormality. (http://emedicine. Medscape. Com/article/313007-overview) Once you are sure your lungs and heart are OK, point treatment with an icecube (white knuckle pressure) and ROM (doing alphabets with finger on imaginary wall in front of you) may help, as may NSAIDs such as ibuprofen, or topicals like arnica. ...Read more

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Knotted left upper back;pain shoots around left ribs as well as left shoulder, upper arm down into elbow, sometimes neck, nothing swollen, is this nerve?

Knotted left upper back;pain shoots around left ribs as well as left shoulder, upper arm down into elbow, sometimes neck, nothing swollen, is this nerve?

Nerves "shoot": The pattern described is commonly seen with irritation of cervical nerve root impingement, possibly C4 and C5 in this case. Brachial plexopathy can cause a similar pattern, but usually see numbness, weakness, tingling, or burning with this, often times the symptoms reported improve after the muscle spasm is treated. If not, see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I am having neck pain, back pain and my arm feels like a weight is on it when I lift it. This is all on my left side. What could this be.

See doctor: After a cardiac cause has been ruled out it is most likely related to a shoulder problem for which an orthopedic referral may be in order. ...Read more

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For 2yrs I couldn't push a shopping cart or my rt arm felt like it was gonna fall off. Then 1 yr ago it chgd to up back pain. My sed is up. Ana+1:640.

For 2yrs I couldn't push a shopping cart or my rt arm felt like it was gonna fall off. Then 1 yr ago it chgd to up back pain. My sed is up. Ana+1:640.

Concerned: There are many remaining questions, but first and foremost I want to know whether you have polymyositis. Probably your physician is in the process of working this out and knows how to continue the testing. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Have left arm and back pain?

Have left arm and back pain?

Who knows: NO history is provided. This may be from a number of things as it may be related to exercise, job related or viral or infectious in nature. You can use tylenol (acetaminophen) for treatment of pain as safe as long as used as prescribed. Suggest you see a doctor if this has persisted several days.
Best wishes. ...Read more

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Have left arm shoulder and back pain. What can I do to relieve it?

Depends on cause: These symptoms could be the result of something sinister such as heart problems and should be investigated by your dr, esp. If accompanied by diff breathing, nausea or sweating. Often, though, vertebral or rib problems cause a similar complex & can range from aching to sharp pain. A good history & phys is the only way to determine cause for certain. Osteopathic hands-on exam & treatment could help. ...Read more

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I've been having general back pain, with random sharp pains in both shoulder blades. Sometimes my arm hurts after. How can I treat this?

Physical therapy: Physical therapy can often work wonders for this kind of problem. In addition to treating muscle spasms and relieving any pinched nerves they can give you exercises to help lessen the chance that this will happen again. ...Read more

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Yday I had a car accident and now my arm feels week if I lift it upwards or horizontally accompanied by upper central back pain. Did I pull a muscle?

Yday I had a car accident and now my arm feels week if I lift it upwards or horizontally accompanied by upper central back pain. Did I pull a muscle?

Possible: It could be a muscle but please make sure you did not hue yourself more seriously. If the accident was bad, you should seek further care. ...Read more

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Help can back pain cause arm and leg pain?

Help can back pain cause arm and leg pain?

Sciatica: Pain in the distribution as you suggested describes the pattern of the nerve that travels in the leg called the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is not the cause of the pain source, it is the result of an irritated nerve typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist. ...Read more

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Can upper back pain lead to left arm feeling heavy?

Yes: Sometimes a disc herniation will present as a deep achy pain or sharp pain along the scapula or shoulder blade on the same side as the arm affected which can feel heavy without any neck symptoms. This could also be a heart problem especially if it is affecting the left side. Rarely, a tumor in the top part of the lung on that side can present like this-a pancoast tumor. You should be evaluated. ...Read more

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I've had chronic upper back pain for 3 weeks now With arm pain?

I've had chronic upper back pain for 3 weeks now With arm pain?

See doctor: This has been going on for a while. Since seems to be no better time to see the doctor. ...Read more

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Pain radiating to left arm, nausea and back pain can be a sign of what?

Pain radiating to left arm, nausea and back pain can be a sign of what?

Spine issue: Pain radiating to your extremities is always concerning for a spine problem. Nausea can occur when that pain is severe. Visit your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I been having upper back pain and pain under my left arm pit. What could this possibly be caused from?

I been having upper back pain and pain under my left arm pit. What could this possibly be caused from?

T1 radiculopathy?: Without knowing more, i'd suspect a t1 radiculopathy. The first thoracic nerve provides sensation in this area.

A good physiatry spine specialist (anesthesia pain) should be able to figure it out for sure. ...Read more

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Am getting really bad back pain what's going into my chest and normally going down my right arm what is it?

Am getting really bad back pain what's going into my chest and normally going down my right arm what is it?

Cervical radic?: You'll need an examination of the cervical spine and possibly the shoulder joint on the right to look for some type of mechanical obstructions, compressions, or other issues that could be causing your symptoms. If you'd like additional advice or information through a more private 1-1 consult please write me at: www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi ...Read more

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When I stand my lower back turns inwards. I get back pain. If I stand aganist wall I can fit my whole arm behind it plus more what is it? Treatment?

When I stand my lower back turns inwards. I get back pain. If I stand aganist wall I can fit my whole arm behind it plus more what is it? Treatment?

Lumbar Hyperlordosis: Http://en. M.wikipedia. Org/wiki/lumbar_hyperlordosis. Http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003278.htm. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (Definition)

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