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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. Qamar Khan
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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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What causes extreme shoulder pain upper arm whilst walking a bit as if you've been punched , ?

What causes extreme shoulder pain upper arm whilst walking a bit as if you've been punched , ?

Arm ache: Arm aching brought on by walking and relieved by resting may be seen in coronary artery blockages. Arm and shoulder pain affected by motions of the arm and shoulder may be due to sprain or inflammation such as bursitis or arthritis. Discuss this important symptom with your physician who will schedule the appropriate tests. ...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 couldnt 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 couldnt 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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My friend has had radiating left arm, shoulder, jaw, and back pain for months. She feels like she does not get enough air and gets bloated w/exertion?

My friend has had radiating left arm, shoulder, jaw, and back pain for months. She feels like she does not  get enough air and gets bloated w/exertion?

Heart issues: First issue is whether your friend has any heart disease. The symptoms sound very serious and your should definitely see a doctor for a complete work-up. ...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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Back Pain (Definition)

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