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Dr. Barbara Lavi
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My partner had a pain in right arm that shot up the neck, also on the right side. What does this mean? Any help greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance

My partner had a pain in right arm that shot up the neck, also on the right side. What does this mean? Any help greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance

See a doctor: If you are worried, get them to see or at least speak with their doctor. Go to an er if they don't have a doctor. I am a psychologist and not a medical doctor, but it sounds like you may need some live advice & i'm just here on my computer and wanted to respond quickly. ...Read more

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Dr. Kim Capehart
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What does if mean to have pain shooting up and down right arm?

Evaluation Needed: Could be nerve issues, muscle issues, heart issues. The key is to go to doctors and get evaluated and treated properly. ...Read more

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Dr. William Schmidt
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What does it mean when you get a random radiating pain in your right arm?

Pinched nerve: When a pain travels down the extremity it usually mean a nerve has been strained or pinched ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Levy
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Dr. Brian Le
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What does it mean when you have shooting pain up and down your right arm?

Nerve pain: It sounds like you might be experiencing nerve pain (neuropathic pain). It might be due to a pinched nerve. I recommend you seeing a doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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What does it mean when you get a sharp pain in your upper right arm close to your shoulder? The pain lasts for 5 minutes and then goes away.

What does it mean when you get a sharp pain in your upper right arm close to your shoulder? The pain lasts for 5 minutes and then goes away.

Many possibles: With your pulmonary symptoms, the arm pain could be related to pulmonary and rarely to cardiac issues. It could also be related to a musculoskeletal issue involving the cervical spine or should. Vascular issues are rarely a cause. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Germanovich
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What does it mean if I have a shooting pain down my right arm?

Possible: Problem in the neck such as disk herniation causing compression or chemical irritation of the nerves that go to the arm. See your pain management doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Danny Proffitt
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When I move my right arm up I get a sharp pain at the top of my neck/head on the left side, what does this mean?

When I move my right arm up I get a sharp pain at the top of my neck/head on the left side, what does this mean?

Cervical disc: You may have a cervical disc problem. Pain in the neck and associate arm pain or pain with movement may very well indicate a significant problem with your cervical spine. It could be other things but i would see my pcp or orthopedist or neurologist and get an evaluation. You many need imaging and other testing. I would not delay this evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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Does pain in upper right arm mean heart trouble?

Does pain in upper right arm mean heart trouble?

Possible: Pain in either arm could be related to the heart although many other processes can lead to right arm pain too. See your doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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