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I woke up today in night with severe pain and numbness in right arm and now have i stiff and painful neck, what is it?

I woke up today in night with severe pain and numbness in right arm and now have i stiff and painful neck, what is it?

Possible disc: Could be a pinched nerve inside the neck secondary to a protruded or ruptured disc, but could also involve nerves within the shoulder becoming inflammed due to a brachial plexitis (parsonage-turner syndrome) there are a variety of treatments available, so see your doctor asap. ...Read more

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It's, been a, week my upper right arm is painful.Pain goes down to my hip and thigh area..Can't lay on my right side..It's, very painful what is it...

Neck and Back Issues: Actually your arm pain may be due to something happening in your neck and the hip pain may be related to back issues. Other possibilities can be bursitis around the hip/thigh especially since you can't lay on that side. Since its bothering you i would consider seeing a physical medicine ; rehabilitation specialist or sports medicine doctor to further evaluate you. ...Read more

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use pain medication as directed
Daily
Avoid fast movements
Once
See your doctor if your neck pain hasn't improved in 1 week
Weekly
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I have to get an EMG on my right arm and everyone tells me that's it's quite painful. Is this true? My pain tolerance is low and I'm so scared.

I have to get an EMG on my right arm and everyone tells me that's it's quite painful. Is this true? My pain tolerance is low and I'm so scared.

Your concern is norm: I can't blame you. I order them all the time but I can't imagine myself getting one done and looking forward to it. Having said that, take solace in knowing that the amount of information it can deliver is tremendous. So if your doctor is ordering it you can bet they have your best interest at heart. Relatively few of my patients back out altogether because they know how much I want the results. ...Read more

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Stretch and exercise
Once
Use NSAIDs and pain medications for relief
Daily
Get an X-ray/MRI in 4 weeks if not better
Once
See a spine specialist if not better after 6 weeks
Once
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I discovered a small pea sized lump under my right arm, it's not painful and has slightly increased in sized this past week, could it be an infection?

I discovered a small pea sized lump under my right arm, it's not painful and has slightly increased in sized this past  week, could it be an infection?

Unlikely: Infections are often characterized by redness, heat, hardness and tenderness or pain. Show this to your primary care physician and let them assess the likely cause. ...Read more

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My right arm is swollen and slightly painful to move. What can I take for this?

Get it evaluated: The first thing is to determine why it is swollen. See a doctor and have it evaluated. ...Read more

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use a good lumbar support for proper sitting posture
Once
Always focus on your posture
Daily
Try deep tissue massage
60 Min, Every other week, forever

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