Neck and shoulder pain numbness in arm

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Hello I had a neck fusion at c5/c6 about 3 years ago and now I have neck pain, shoulder to shoulder <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span>, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> through my left <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>arm</span>, tingling <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> some <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>numbness</span> on two small left fingers and some headache. My recent MRI shows I have a broad-base disk bulging at c/4/c5 with AP canal diameters of about 8 mm, @ c3/c4 minimal disk bulge and c6/c7 minimal broad-base disk bulge. Can I get the prestige disk replacement and could it help with the problems I am having?
About three weeks i hurt myself at work i was helping another girl get her paient back to bed and he didn't satnd as well as she said he could and two hundred pounds of dead weight riped down on my left shoulder. Sence this has happened i have had very bad <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> in my shoulder, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>arm</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> back, i can't move my arm at all without tears my neck i can't even turn it. and i have very bad numbness in hand to the point where it's hard to hold on to things. Also i have been getting bad head aces.
neck <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> shoulder <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> are kind of related. I have herniated discs in my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> I get shoulder <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> that goes down my arms, but I don't get numbness (at least not yet). Also, you said you get grinding. All you can do is get at least an x-ray of that area. Maybe you can go to a walk-in clinic or something. It sounds serious to me. If it was just a strain, I think it would have gone away by now.
When lowering my head to get in my car or just moving up and down, the pain is in my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span>. Sitting in bed it is in my shoulder <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>arm</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> sometimes my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>arm</span> will have a slight numbing sensation. Coughing and sneezing, there is shooting pains through all three. Does anyone have any ideas what might be causing this? To ease the pain where it is tolerable, I must take 1000mg of ibuprofen.
It would be difficult to determine whether your disc herniation was the primary cause of your arm symptoms, (Or if the herniation was present at its current size) If you did not have your present <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span>, shoulder <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>arm</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> at the time of your prior surgeries, your treating physicians addressed your major complaints and determined ulnar nerve surgery would be appropriate. It gets a bit more complex when you have 5 arm surgeries (over what period of time?
If I don't, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> end up sleeping on it wrong I wake with intense <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> can barely move my shoulder or <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span>. More often then not I lose feeling all the way down to my fingers and the pain radiates down to the middle of my upper arm. and if I don't continue to move it throughout the pain (for lack of better discription) then I will get frozen shoulder. No amount of flexiril, perscription ibueprofen, Voltera gel (?), vacadin, naproxen, etc works.
I am still in extreme pain at work and at home and cannot perform daily tasks or chores. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> is constant <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> it is a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>numbness</span>, burning, irritating <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span>. It usually is in my right arm but it switches back and forth between both arms. Also, my neck feels as if it is cracking and crunching when I turn my head from side to side. Accepted a new job about three years ago, and ever since the pain has been much worse.
Hi, I am a 50 yr old woman and march 2009 I was having what appeared to be muscle ache in my right upper arm, this went on for a couple of weeks and then I started getting pain in my shoulder joint (right side) this then went onto aches <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> in my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span> (right side). My shoulder hurts with certain movement and is painful to carry out simple tasks, getting dressed, lifting and dropping the arm, my upper arm just aches sometimes sharp pains.
I was in a car accident about 4 years ago <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> my left shoulder <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>arm</span> were jammed in the door. Ever since, I seem to get a lot of periods of shoulder and arm pain - sometimes it's pain, sometimes it's aching and others it's like tingly and shooting. Because I tend to worry too much, I always think it's signs of a heart attack and have ended up in the ER twice because of it.
3 weeks ago I started having severe pain and stiffness in my neck and upper back , 9 days ago it changed and I now still have a sore neck but the biggest problem is the severe <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> in my shoulder <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> shoulder blade area, under <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>arm</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>arm</span> all the way to my wrist(all right side). I also have major twitching all day long, cramping, tingling, heavy pain feeling and a dull constant ache with some sharp pains as well. This pain is constant however at night is always worse.
I also have numbness and tingling traveling down my left <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>arm</span> to my little finger. This <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>numbness</span> intensifies on movement of the shoulder such as lifting my arm across my body, sitting, sleeping and moving It also is very uncomfortable to sleep at night. I can not lie on my left side as it causes increased pain and numbness to the arm. When lying on my right side, it will be numb and cause pain.
This was because of many undiagnosed symptoms, mostly in his left <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>arm</span>. He has been experiencing <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>numbness</span>, tingling <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> in his <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>arm</span> in varrying degrees. The findings were this: 1. Straightening of the normal lordotic curvature is seen with no definitive neural foraminal or canal stenosis. 2. Grade 1 spondylolisthesis of L5 on S1 with broad-based posterior disc bulge. No neural foraminal stenosis seen. 3.
I found your post when I was looking for any posts about shoulder <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>arm</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span>. I've had horrible, horrible <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> in my left shoulder <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>arm</span> for about 9 months now. I thought it was broken or out of place. My GP Dr thinks it is related to my neck problems and has tried for a long time to get any Neurologist or Neurosurgeon to help me.. but.. since another Dr. created my neck problems... no Dr who can help me will see me to help me.
For about three weeks now, I have had a lot of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> in my shoulder. This <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> seems to originate in the back of the shoulder (feels like under the blade), and it runs down to my elbow area. My right thumb and index finger feel numb also. I think that this pain started after going camping and sleeping on a bad mattress on my right side for an extended period of time. This arm feels much weaker than normal. Lifting anything is much harder than it used to be.
I have had constant <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> in my left shoulder radiating down <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>arm</span> into my thumb <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> next two fingers. This feeling is like a throbbing sensation, really deep dull pain then into pins and needle in the fingers. I am taking Mobic in the morning and Codalgin every 4 hrs to relieve the pain. It is significantly worse at night while I am try to sleep. I have had it for 2 months. Chiropractic treatment worked for a while (entrapped nerves in the scalene muscle).
I never had any <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span>, it was all in my shoulder <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>arm</span>. After having a MRI of my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span> my neuroligist told me I had herniated disks at C5-C7. I had a cervical fusion in Nov 2006, which was a big mistake. I am in more pain now than I was before I had surgery six months ago. Be sure to get a second and even a third opinion before you let them do any surgery. Good luck.
I only recently got into pain management after a double cervical fusion left me in <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span>. My <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> is in my left side as well. Do you have shoulder blade <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> along with it? I know that my surgeon acts like everything should be fine because his xray *not mri* he takes of me looks good :( I know also about how the pain meds affect us all making us drowsy/sleepy. You have got to get some sleep somehow. Talk to your doctor about this if you have not already.
I feel like I'm getting the run around. The <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> I have lived with for years but the shoulder <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> gripping <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> in my upper <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>arm</span> is really ugly. My shoulder hurts when I move it but the gripping pain around my upper arm (about half way between shoulder and elbow) feels live a red hot band squeezing my arm. It causes me to double over in pain and I have very little use of my left arm on most days. The hydrocodone does little to ease the pain.
For the past one year, i have been taken to the ER a couple of times where i was treated for pinched nerve, neck pain, muscle strain, sprained neck and back and muscle spasm. The <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> on my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> shoulder is getting worse. Sometimes the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> on my shoulder shoot down my arm and my arm swells up. There will be tingling, numbness, weakness. Could someone please tell me what is going on. Before the injury, i was not having any pain but now, i cannot go a day without pain Please help.
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It sounds like what you're describing is soft tissue injuries in neck, which can become worse over time <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> lead to <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> in your back, shoulder <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>arm</span>. Given the severity of your <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> the functional limitations it's now placing on you, it probably is time to consult with a physician. You can start with your primary care physician, who can help you determine your next step or who you need to see.
I have had <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> in my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span> right shoulder <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>arm</span> with weakness <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>numbness</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> tingling in my hand. Ive had an MRI and these are the findings. From C4 down to C7 multi-level degenerative disc disease is present with multi-level posterior disc protusions with accompanying osteophyte formation which results in bilateral foraminal narrowing and indentation of the thecal sac at the disc levels from C4 down to C7.
The front of my shoulder (where it meets the arm) is always sore, and I generally have <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> under my shoulder blade. Last night, I felt it popping, then again, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> shoulder <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> most of my hand and wrist went mostly numb. It's been about 10 hours, and I still have some numbness in the back of my shoulder (below the shoulder blade) and wrist. There's some tenderness in the back of my shoulder as well but no soreness in the front. It's uncomfortable to move my shoulder, but mostly doable.
Over the last year the I have experienced, facial <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>numbness</span>, droopy eye,<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span>, shooting <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> below my shoulder blade <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>numbness</span> in my arm & fingers (all on the right side of my body). The most recent pain has been in my right leg. I have a shooting pain that travels down my thigh to my calves and into my toes. It feels as my muscles are locking up and comes and goes every couple of days. I am not sure if this is related to the headaches and other pains.... but who knows.
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