Can muscle strain cause arm numbness w/ back pain? Went to dr told me I strain my muscle.

It all depends. Muscle strain/sprain are injuries to the muscle tissue that can be very painful. Some muscle injuries can cause trigger sensation which will cause pain to radiate to different areas. This are trigger points. Now, a low back injury will not cause hand numbness. Other pathologies should be ruled out and a complete physical examination and likely imaging studies should be perform if symptoms persit.

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Can chest muscle strain causes arm numbness?

No. You need to uncover the cause of the arm numbness. Some thoughts with chest symptoms, could be pectoralis minor syndrome, thoracic outlet syndrome, but other nerve issues could be considered. A neurologist may be needed. The muscle strain is most likely secondary to the arm issue. Read more...

Went to my doctor today. He said a muscle strain in my upper back is causing arm numbness. Is this possible? Not sure if I'm buying it...

Arm numbness. Arm numbness comes from impingement of a nerve root in the cervical spine or a pinched nerve in the arm itself. Often people will have referred pain/numbness in the upper back too. Massage, physical therapy, and ice may be beneficial. If the numbness persists then an MRI of the cervical spine and a nerve test can help find the source of the numbness. Read more...

Went to Dr w/ upper back pain + arm numbness. Was told I have strain/spasm. Given prednisone/flexril. If it doesn't get better, when should I recheck?

Depends.. Depending how bad was the strain it might take from 1-2 weeks to feel completely better. If not then physical therapy is the next step recommended unless you develop severe numbness of your arm or unable to move it then that requires emergency immediate reevaluation. Read more...