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Why do I have pain down the left side of my back and arm?

Why do I have pain down the left side of my back and arm?

Pain: Could by a severe strain or a partial or fully torn rotator cuff. It could be a nerve related problem. You need to be seen by your primary care doctor to have further evaluation. Are you trying nsaids for this problem on a scheduled basis. And it also depends how long you have had this problem. ...Read more

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Really bad upper left sided back pain, down the left side (from under my arm down to my pelvis) what could be the cause of it? Muscles? It doesn't hur

Not certain: It doesn't really correspondent other neurologic pathway but still possibly could be. Wonder about muscle. What about nerve. There is referred pain from triggerpoints that can cause this kind of pain. You can ask your physician about this as that might explain if you got a really sore area in the back and you touch it does it has the same pain pattern. This is part of myofascial pain syndrome. ...Read more

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My left arm has been feeling unrelaxed and weak and I have this tingling sensation that runs from upper left side of my back down my arm. Will i be ok?

My left arm has been feeling unrelaxed and weak and I have this tingling sensation that runs from upper left side of my back down my arm. Will i be ok?

MRI neck and referra: That sounds like a disc herniation with nerve compression in the neck. I would recommend a MRI of the neck and followup by a spine surgeon either neurosurgical or orthopedic spine surgeon. ...Read more

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When I bend down my neck, or move my arms to the extreme right or extreme left , the upper side of my back hurts, what can possibly cause this?

When I bend down my neck, or move my arms to the extreme right or extreme left , the upper side of my back hurts, what can possibly cause this?

Cervical spine: you may have an irritations or compression of the nerves in your neck or cervical spine. Get an examination and xray ASAP. OK to use anti inflammatory medical like Advil or Aleve (naproxen) if not allergic. ...Read more

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Have pain on left side only coming from just outside my arm pit and goes across my back and down arm. I feel nerves inside. Heart is good 84-86.

Have pain on left side only coming from just outside my arm pit and goes across my back and down arm. I feel nerves inside. Heart is good 84-86.

Arm pain: Arm pain alone in a male does not represent that the heart is in trouble. If you were in trouble you would have other symptoms as well. ...Read more

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I have pain at the top of my scapula on the left side often pain will run down the back side of my left arm. I ofyen feel a pulling pain in my arm.

I have pain at the top of my scapula on the left side often pain will run down the back side of my left arm. I ofyen feel a pulling pain in my arm.

Radiculopathy : There are nerves that go through our cervical (neck) spine & send nerves to the arms & the scapular region. Compression by a herniated disc or pinching of the nerve by another process can commonly present as described. A pulled/sprain/muscle spasms should also be rule out. A dr. May be able to diagnose this by asking a few more question, performing an exam & by imaging your c-spine. ...Read more

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My husband has a pain on his left side Of his back very saver it going from his Neck down his shoulder blade and Under his arm and the pain is very?

My husband has a pain on his left side 
Of his back very saver it going from his 
Neck down his shoulder blade and 
Under his arm and the pain is very?

Just a thought: but you may be describing radiculopathy (A PAIN FROM A PINCHED NERVE IN YOUR HUSBAND'S NECK"!!) Try HEAT on the back of his neck and check in with your PCP..a CERVICAL COLLAR (Drug Store OTC Item) may help!! Finally an evaluation with range of motion/neurologic testing may also be helpful! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Have pain very top of left hand side of back and keep getting pains down left arm?

Have pain very top of left hand side of back and keep getting pains down left arm?

? MI (heart attack): Get to an emergency room. The symptoms you describe could be angina. This could mean a serious heart problem. Get checked immediately and have someone else bring you or call an ambulance. ...Read more