Neck and shoulder pain radiating down arm

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The pain starts like hot burning sensation in the shoulder, and when it radiates down my arm, it feels like the worst muscle contraction that one could imagine. Then it to travels up and down between my shoulder and elbow. My husband says it could be a pinched nerve. He says that I started complaining the day I did side plank and lifted my right arm straight up and gazing to the hand. Could that have done it? For now, I want relief from this pain and be free to enjoy my active life style.
What causes severe pain to radiate from neck down to shoulder and arm and prevent a person from raising his or her arm above their shoulder, except if they are lying down with back against the mattress?
10 minutes later now, the muscle around my shoulder is on fire and the pain is now radiating down my upper arm. I have an ice pack on my upper neck and it is helping but I can barely type this right now as my arm hardly wants to move. my shoulder wont hold it. This is awful! It was not a traumatic injury, more of an awkward strain pull thing... what do I do?!
Several days ago I noticed aching in my neck while sitting at my desk at work and now 2 days later I'm having constant aching , burning , numbing, sensations on the left side of my neck, radiating down my shoulder, arm and hand > I'm afraid I may have developed another bad disc .(I've already had two cevical disc surgery's in 2004) and the symtoms seems to be the same .
Pain from R) shoulder blade up throgh R0 side neck.shoulder radiaates down arm dedltoid muscle, elbow, muscles ,wrist, and thumb. Previous busrsitis in R) shoulder. Worse Nocte. 'twinging/shooting pain', ache in day. Query occupational related pushhing heavy medication trolleys and punching ougt medications from webster. could it be neurological referred pain?
Please define me what is this and which Dr should i preffer neuro or ortho first i had a stiffness in my neck and then the pain is radiating to my right arm now its almost 1 month now. severe neck and shoulder pain.When I am looking down my right arm nerves are like bubbling up i can feel outside also this. my shoulder is the most painful are its like cuttingdown. Can u tell me the reason for this and suggest a treatment for this.thanks.
My name is LISA and I am a 40-year-old woman with pain concentrated in my left shoulder and radiating to my upper arm and armpit area. I also have numbness and tingling traveling down my left arm to my little finger. This pain and numbness 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.
To Haleys Mom, Probably precipitated by the above mentioned resultant atrophy, my shoulder area is extremely sensative to muscle imbalance/strain. I have suffered with shoulder blade/armpit pain and radiating arm pain for about 10 years, off and on. Although I do have cervical disk fusion and other neck issues, I was told that what was causing my arm pain are trigger points in the shoulder blade area, particularly in that under the arm area of the shoulder blade.
The worse these got (bigger and painful upon touch) the worse my arm and shoulder pain - sometimes one shoulder was visibly higher than the other and my shoulders rounded as they tried to self-manage the problem. Pain from a trigger point is usually always referred to somewhere else in the body along nerve pathways, this is called referred pain. Most people think if they have a numb hand or shoulder the problem is in the hand or shoulder, this is rarely the case.
I've been having alot of neck, shoulder and arm pain. My doctor ordered an MRI and the report showed bulging annulus c6-c7 but no focal disc protrusions, mild posterior lateral spurring on the right at c5-c6 with a slight thecal sac encroachment. What does this mean? Will this get better on it's own? I have severe pain that travels down my left arm so bad I can't even use my arm. It's worse when I first get out of bed in the mornings. Is this going to require surgery?
Over the next couple of months things have got really bad, with pain radiating down left arm, feeling rock hard as if muscles in spasm. Its got to the point where I have limited movement, I can't fasten my bra strap, I can't raise my arm too high up. I took myself to an osteopath who manipulated me and did a little massage but after 6 sessions at £35 I didn't really notice a difference so popped to gp who referred me for a scan.
I sometimes experience shoulder pain, pain radiating to my left breast and tingling pain in my thumb. I don't know if taking vitamin B12 and using ice and cold patches will be good for you but they certainly help me. Maybe you can ask your doctor before trying. I hope and pray for your fast recovery.
I have dizziness, lightheadedness, headaches front and back - they get bad, clear watery running from my nose at itmes when I bend over or lean over that is not snot, severe neck pain, upper back pain runs into my arm, lower back pain and leg pain, chronic sinus problems, back of my head is so sore underneath - inside - and on top - the outside - to the touch, nausea only with the headaches and severe pain, I get pain in my faice and right eyeball, and have been getting numbness and tingling i
Straightening of the cervical lordosis with neck and radicular pain radiating down the arm can be symptoms of an extruded disk fragment. This could eventually lead to cervical spondylosis with worsening of your symptoms.
I never had any neck pain, it was all in my shoulder and arm. After having a MRI of my neck 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 have had constant pain in my left shoulder radiating down arm into my thumb and 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).
Around 6 months ago I began experiencing migrating burning, aching, and shooting down the arm and shoulder pain and now I can't lift my arm above my head or put behind back. Also experience neck pain and under the arm pain. I've experienced chronic upper back pain for 12 years but this arm pain and the returning neck pain that I had gotten rid of years of ago after fusion has reared its ugly head. I had an emg which turned out normal.
The "sternocleidomastoid muscles" are most likely those which are giving you radiating pain from ear down to neck/shoulder/arm(Google for picture of this muscle if unfamiliar with its location). There are two of these muscles in the superficial layers of the anterior (front) portion of the neck that make the shape of a “V”, and they are primarily helpful in rotation, flexing and extension of the head.
I have constant pain from my back, at my left shoulder blade that goes into my left shoulder and radiates down my entire left arm. I find knots in my back and arm that feel like bruises. What could this be?
I did notice that before it started I was having a stiff neck. It hurt my shoulder and arm to lie down or for that matter even to breath. Good luck . I alos used a heating pad which seemed to help a little. I noticed though the last few weeks I have been having alot of muscle spasms in my neck again and I feel like my shoulder is starting to do the same thing again but only this time on my right.
for the last several months i have been having severe pain in my shoulder, radiating down my arms and to my hands. there is numbness, weakness and loss of arm movement as well . last week i discovered two tumors on the back of my neck and another tumor on my arm between the elbow and houlder closer to the shoulder. are these tumors causing the pain or could it be something else. yesterday i bought a product called 'stop the pain' and it seems to help quite a bit.
An xray of your shoulder is useless unless you fractured or broke it. I say it is pain radiating from your neck that is aggravating your shoulder and I ain't no doctor. LOL Gettting a bath by your daughter and husband must have made you feel like an old lady! But I understand. My son has had to hold me up while walking to the bathroom numerous times. My doctor told me Friday that he cannot guarantee I will be back in school in August.
The pain went away but came back 9 months later and now there is no shoulder pain, it's the pain in my arm between the shoulder and the elbow on the outside of the arm. I too also have a sore or tender spot when touched. Sometimes when I wake up and the pain is so bad I can't even lift my arm, I get out of bed and I hear my shoulder pop. Almost like it went back in it's socket. But that has only happened twice.
Well after surgery and weeks of PT the shoulder doesn't reach around to my back without a great deal of pain, and the should still makes clicking sounds and feels as thought it's stuck, and the pain isn't much better then before surgery. There's now alot of pain that travels down my arm into my hand, and once in awhile my fingers tingle, as does the right side of my face. I also get a aching tight pain into my right underarm pit and what feels to be under my right breast.
Thanks for using the forum. I am happy to address your questions, and my answer will be based on the information you provided here. Please make sure you recognize that this forum is for educational purposes only, and it does not substitute for a formal office visit with your doctor. Without the ability to examine you and obtain a history, I can not tell you what the exact cause of your symptoms is. However I will try to provide you with some useful information.
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