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What Would Cause Pain And Numbness In The Neck And Shoulder Area
Many causes: There are numerous reasons to have neck or and back pain and this requires a complete workup to find out why. However, the nerves that supply sensation to the face do not come from spinal cord in the neck but the lower part of the brain. You need to see a neurologist to workup your abnormal face sensation issues. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What disc would be involved when I have burning pain in the neck with radiating pain in the arms? The burning pain in my neck causes numbness also?
1 or Several: Burning pain in neck/arms may or may not involve disk(s). At Google image "neck vertebrae" and "brachial plexus". The plexus is complicated: nerve roots and trucks combine, separate then form separate nerves that supply strength and sensation to your arms and neck (and shoulders and upper back/chest). Only way to know if disk is involved starts w/doctor's exam ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a pinched nerve cause Numbness and weakness that comes and go on the right arm/hand and right leg/foot? Also, pain in the shoulder blade/bicep.
Yes: Numbness and weakness in the right upper and lower extremities may indicate nerve compression at the level of the spine. MRI and EMG could localize and prognosticate a compressive neuropathy and would give guidance to appropriate treatment options. Consult with a physical medicine and rehabilition specialist would be appropriate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What causes burning pain in the back of the neck? I had trigger point injection but they worsen the pain tingling and numbness in the neck and arm
Can a pinched nerve in the neck cause pain when air is on your neck? I have extreme pain in the neck that goes to the shoulder blade.
Neuropathic pain: That is neuropathic pain you describe and minor insults like air or water flowing over the nerve can cause a burning pain. Did you recently have zoster in the area? Any trauma? If this continues see yor MD or a neurologist they can work up why the nerve is "pinched" and having sensitivity ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nerve Injury or: possibly nerve entrapment such as from a vertebra gone out of whack or disc inj.Strangely, if an upper rib become dysfunctional, it too can cause sharp or achy pain in arm & neck.I recommend a good history & physical including osteopathic hands-on exam to figure out cause.Treatment could be as simple as manipulation, but if other treatment is necessary, your D.O. will be able to do it or refer. ...Read more
What could be causing the pain in my left shoulder and arm that started as pain in my neck and shoulder blade?
Pinched nerve : Tingling and numbness in the upper extremities is usually caused by pinched or compressed nerve as in pinched nerve in the neck, carpal tunnel syndrome and other conditions. Its more concerning when an MRI proven pinched nerve in the neck does this to both arms. This would need further investigation with nerve studies and a timely consultation with a spine surgeon. ...Read more
What to do if I have severe pain in my occipital region of head, neck and ears. sometimes pain radiates to shoulder joints and hands causing imobility?
Could Be Neck Issues: If preliminary evaluation by your primary doctor doesn't help, consider evaluation of your neck to make sure nothing is awry there. Many times the facet joints in the neck or even herniated disks could be a cause of this issue in the back of head. Alternatively it could also be occipital neuralgia in the back of the head if the neck evaluation reveals nothing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: These symptoms need to be fully and thoroughly evaluated by your physician who can then explain them to you and discuss with you what's best. ...Read more
Shoulder, neck pain: Need to be evaluated, could be shoulder or neck related arithritis. ...Read more
What would the treatment be for a pinched nerve in the neck, causing worsening arm weakness, and pain on both sides of the back of the elbow?
What r the treatments to fix a pinched nerve in the neck and is ice or heat better to diminish the pain I have severe neck and head pain on the left?
This might help too: http://www.webmd.com/pain-management/guide/compressed-nerves.Get a more detailed answer ›
Numbness and tingling in fingers of right hand and also a burning sensation. Pain in upper arm and joints of right arm... What could this mean?
Numbness ; tingling: There are variety possible causes for this condition including musculus-skeletal disorders of the cervical area, multiple sclerosis or carpal tunnel syndrome, just to name a few. The treatment will depend on your diagnosis. Without the diagnosis is a guessing game. Rec.: see interventional pain management specialist for further investigation and management. ...Read more
Muscle strain?: For a 28yo M, muscle pull/strain would be most likely. Treated with heating pad, rest, appropriate use of nsaids, and stretching. Can be caused by poor posture, trauma, awkward sleep, stress, overexertion. Other possibilities include herniated disk or other spine issue, infection or inflammatory disease. ...Read more
What can cause the upper back pain between the shoulder blade,one side of your rib and chest to swell and with needle like pain?
Nerve impingement: Nerve impingement can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging. It can cause muscle spasm and back pain, dizziness and nausea. Prevention treatment is always recommended. This condition must be professionally managed. See interventional pain management specialist for definitive diagnosis and management. It is the same as a pinched nerve. ...Read more
It could: Especially if there is a trigger such as a ruptured cervical disc, or damage to brachial plexus. Have your regular doctor do some testing. ...Read more
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