Neck and shoulder pain with numbness

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Two weeks ago I woke up with the terrible <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pa<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span></span> in my left shoulder <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> lower <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span>. I work out a lot and have been under unusual stress. Bed I was sleeping in was terrible. I went to ER fearing a heart attack. All clear on that account. Doc told me I had a pinched nerve or severe muscle strain. Got hydrocodone and it helped some. Went on a 5 day cruise thinking it would be relaxing. Got a very vigorous massage - very bad decision.
You could have symptoms of an early Upper Limb Radiculopathy. It starts with <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pa<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span></span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pa<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span></span> / spasms / <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>numbness</span> with radiation of this pain and numbness along the nerve root affected. It is caused by a pressure on the exiting nerve roots by bulging inter vertebral discs. You probably need to be seen by an Orthopedist.
Six months ago, I strained my muscle between my neck and shoulder, after running. Sometimes, the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pa<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span></span> started at the base of the skull <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> at times my shoulder. I went to the doctor <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> took a xray that did not show a dislocated or herinated disc. I went on vacation and did not run but swim. I was free of pain. I have started back to running and thepain is back. What could be wrong?
) in a small space between each vertebra called the neural foramen, on each side of the spine, nerve roots exit the spinal cord. These nerves branch <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> branch to innervate the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span>, shoulder, arms, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> hands. Vertebra above diseased discs have a tendency to tilt because their support has been undermined by dessication of the disc.
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'>pa<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span></span> on my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> shoulder is getting worse. Sometimes the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pa<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span></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.
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'>pa<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span></span>, shooting <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pa<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span></span> below my shoulder blade <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</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.
Scheduled MRI for July 5th 2013 Billings Clinic, Billing Montana 9AM Still experiencing back stiffness, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pa<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span></span> in back <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> shoulder area from muscle spasms. Left shoulder <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> left collar bone still hurts. headache, numbness in arms still present. Talked with Nation Wide Claim rep Clark Goodman. He stated that nation wide will reimburse costs for a rental vehicle (if needed)and .25 cents per mile for travel.
The front of my shoulder (where it meets the arm) is always sore, and I generally have <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pa<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span></span> under my shoulder blade. Last night, I felt it popping, then again, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> shoulder <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</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.
Last night, I felt it popping, then again, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> shoulder <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> most of my hand <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> wrist went mostly numb. It's been about 10 hours, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> 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. I get a little pain once I lift it over my head, but it's doable.
While it is possible that you sustained a muscle strain due to your golfing, it is likely that you may have some degenerative disc disease in your cervical spine. DDD is a normal process of the wear and tear on our spine as we age and increases with additional stressors such as repetitive movements. The symptoms you describe could be related to abnormalities in your cervical spine.
I have had no heart problems since other than they occasional palpitation which are benign. About a week ago I started getting <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pa<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span></span> that started at my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> shoulder all the way down to my fingers (mostly my middle and ring finger). Anyone know what this may be due to? I have no heart symtoms - no shortness of breath, no chest pain, no dizziness, etc. I had a complete heart checkup (ultrasound, stress-test, etc.) and all came back perfect. I also had an EKG (yeah, I know..
You may certainly have wrist tendonitis, but why the neck and shoulder <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pa<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span></span>. The <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pa<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span></span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>numbness</span> you are having could be from your <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> an EMG would assist with that answer. It is a nerve conduction study. You also need an xray and MRI of your neck to rule out that as a cause for your numbness. I would see a neurologist.
I have <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> shoulder <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pa<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span></span> 24/7 for about 1 year now,frequent headaches <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> constant stabbing pain in my right arm pit,my upper right arm and shoulder has skin numbness that feels like needle pricks when touched.I have been to a company sponsored clinic and am seeing therapists 2 to 3 times per week,I have been tested for nerve irregularities and told nothing showed up.
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'>pa<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span></span>, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pa<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span></span> through my left arm, tingling <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</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?
I have had chronic Left Shoulder/<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pa<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span></span> for almost 3yrs now. My symptoms have been; Prominent Left Sterno-clavicular joint with inflammation surrounding, prominent Left Acrimio-clavicular joint, flat Left Scapular with inflammation along the vertebral border, inflammation of left pectoralis major muscle, chronic pain from bottom of scapular right up to the base of scull, extending out to rotator cuff.
I have found that a lot of my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pa<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span></span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>numbness</span> in my arm, shoulder <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> rib cage were helped by a therapeutic massage therapist. I found a great one who had worked previously in chiropractic office too. So it's the best of both worlds. It can't hurt (well, actually it can! My last massage really got to the nub of the pain). So it's worth a try. It really helped me.
This time after a few days went by, I was getting up from doing something, and something happened in my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> shoulder area. I had the most excusiating <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pa<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span></span> in my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span>, shoulder <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> arm. I began getting these sharp stabbing pains down my right arm and also the right side of my chest and shoulder area. The pain was like no pain i've ever felt. It laid me up for about 4 days, just laying on the couch. I never went to the doctor due to insurace reasons.
neck <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> shoulder <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pa<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span></span> are kind of related. I have herniated discs in my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> I get shoulder <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pa<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span></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.
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'>pa<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span></span> in my shoulder, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span> arm <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</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.
i have <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pa<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span></span> in my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span> goin down my left arm <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> down my back i get the tingglin in my arm and not to long ago i got it on my left side face that freaked me out..
I've been experiencing this horrible <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pa<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span></span> on my shoulder <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span>. About a month ago I went to the ER because my arm (all of this is only affecting my right side) was feeling numb and in so much pain. They only gave me some painkillers and a shot (I don't remember what that was) and said it should relieve the pain and would probably make me sleepy, but it didn't, it did not relieve the pain. The next day I went to the doctor and she gave me some pills (orphenadrine and dicloflenac sodium).
Because i have had 5 surgeries on my arms the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pa<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span></span> is still there ,i now have <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> shoulder <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pa<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span></span> along with my hands falling asleep.i did not have the neck, shoulder and hand issues before all the arm surgeries. now i am told i have this herniation and i'm wondering if i really needed all those surgeries,was it a disc herniation all along and i might have been misdiagnosed.
I have <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pa<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span></span> in my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span>, right shoulder blade area <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> my right arm. The <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pa<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span></span> is different depending on what I am doing. When lowering my head to get in my car or just moving up and down, the pain is in my neck. Sitting in bed it is in my shoulder and arm and sometimes my arm 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?
Along with this pressure in my left temple, I have had <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pa<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span></span>, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pa<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span></span> in my left shoulder....<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>numbness</span> in my face and legs. I have had episodes of anxiety and felt like I was going to pass out. Went to the Dr. after about a week of the same issues non-stop. They gave me a CT scan, ran blood tests.....and everything checked out as fine. The Dr. (who is new to me) suggested I go to the ER...I don't feel like I am having enough issues to warrant an ER visit.
Since being assaulted by a resident in a care home that I work at I have experienced onging <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> increasing <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pa<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span></span> in my shoulder, stiffness in my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span>, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pa<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span></span> in my arm <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>numbness</span> with occasional shooting pain into my hand. I often have problems holding onto things with this hand, or I lose strength in it very suddenly. It is my left and dominant side.