Neck and shoulder pain nerve damage

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Avatar m tn Maybe he suffered a head injury or a whiplash injury that is causing the numbness and pains. So a MRI of head and neck area should be done. Please discuss with your doctor. Take care! The medical advice given should not be considered a substitute for medical care provided by a doctor who can examine you. The advice may not be completely correct for you as the doctor cannot examine you and does not know your complete medical history.
Avatar m tn The impression I had gotten from my doctor was that the test was to determine if there was any nerve damage, and if there was damage, where it was, and if my disc was in fact what was causing it.
Avatar f tn Went to emergency with severe pain in right shoulder, up into the neck and down the right arm (woke up with it). Have been on 500 mg. Naproxen , twice daily, for 3 weeks, and 10 mg. Pms-cyclobenzaprine every 8 hours. I'm still experiencing pain plus some new tingling down the arm. Should I be going back to my doctor? It seems this is taking an unusually long time to get better.
Avatar m tn You may certainly have wrist tendonitis, but why the neck and shoulder pain. The pain and numbness you are having could be from your neck and 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.
1690048 tn?1307555227 This was supposed to get rid of my left shoulder and arm pain. So far no such luck. My shoulder muscles are going into spasm frequently and it is quite painful. My neck also very painful also but I expected that since I was not having a fusion. Please someone let me know if this sounds like nerve damage. I am thinking maybe I waited too long to have this done and there is some perminent damage. I had stenosis and the left side is supposed to be feeling better.
Avatar f tn About 16 months ago i begain to have pain in my right shoulder assicated with a small knot as time went on the knot got bigger and now i suffer from from pain that starts with my right shoulder but then it goes up my neck and all the way down my right arm the major pain is in my shoulder and the top part of my arm and the rest of my arm has this tigglling num feeling that is painful and as of few months ago i have a samll knot on the left sife of my shoulder with the same begaining pain that st
Avatar f tn t know if its significant or not. My neck pain comes and goes, but I have a lot of shoulder, upper back and chest pain. In my chest its more pressure and tightness, than pain. But it is very uncomfortable.And the headaches, I get the headaches, bad ones.
Avatar f tn In february 2011 I had to have neck surgery from c-3 to c-7 fusion on each disk and a plate with 7 screws. There was pain after the surgery and nerve damage in the neck and both shoulders and arms. I have not been able to work since then nor have I been able to do any of the things that I did before the accident. I tried everything that I was asked to try, therapy, stimulator, hot pads, nothing worked. For the last 6 months my pain level has increased.
Avatar f tn I had an accident with my arm once and it turned out i had nerve damage. That will not show up in X-rays. Nerve pain generally feels like a harsh internal burning that shoots up the arm or wherever the nerve is located.
Avatar m tn Arm is numb from above elbow to fingertips and have stabbing pain in shoulder and outer bicep. Also have pain radiating to fingers and a 90% loss of grip. I think there's alot not explained before surgery.
Avatar f tn my pain level stays between 3 and 5 i have had steroid shots in my neck and shoulder which did not work at all, i have been out of work since june 2008 and there is no way i can do my job with the amount of pain i have in my neck. i am at a total loss right now i cant take the pain any longer. Is this type of thing normal. I need some advice on what to do next.
Avatar f tn I have nerve pain in my arms and left leg related to this. Have you tried Lyrica for the nerve pain? It really did help me. I have been off it because we've been trying for our first child and really notice a signifant increase in pain. I don't think massage would be harmful if the person is trained in back and neck injuries. It actually helped me quite a bit. Also consider trying tizanadine or brand name zanalex for the spasms.
Avatar m tn t support my head and very ache. I get migraines in the back of my neck and right shoulder and a sting also around my right shoulder blade at times. Depends on how I hold my arm the pain will travel down my shoulder and arm . It doesn't matter if brushing my teeth,rinsing dishes, folding towels,typing,writing,driving everything makes me have the nerve pain. I am taking 800 mg ibuprofen 2 times daily and sometimes a Valium at night to relax neck and help me sleep.
1284111 tn?1271592140 Now the neck pain is almost all gone but if I work hard(mechanic work or heavy physical activity) it all come back right fast(neck pain and shoulder). If i stay idle for a couple of days, the pain will go away but not totally. So far I had X rays or cervical done, CT scan of neck also. Doctor says that it shows arthrose in there but they could not really see any herniated discs or anything explaining pinched nerve in neck.
480767 tn?1208254922 But there was already nerve damage, then back in 2004 I reinjured myself with 3 ruptured disc, I recieved injections and then had surgery nothing has helped, I went back for more injections but the made the pain unbearable, I finally found out that they will not do surgery again because I have too much scar tissue and the fact that there is too much nerve damage so it would not help the pain.Now my neck gives me problems, pain, shoulder pain, headaches, and my hands go numb.
Avatar n tn ve been having a lot of headaches, neck and shoulder pain, muscle weakness and tingling in my right arm and hand and even sometimes in my left hand. I've seen a Neurosurgeon and Neurologist. I'm currently taking Lyrica and Cymbalta for the nerve pain. I've also had physical therapy twice, passed and EMG and a Myleogram. Any suggestions on what else I can try.
Avatar f tn I read online that radical neck dissection has the added risk of damage to Long Thoracic Nerve and Spinal Accessory Nerve which in turn may cause winged scapula and shoulder dysfunction. However, when I consulted my operating surgeon, he confirmed that none of the above nerves have been damaged during surgery. Even after 6 weeks of physiotherapy, there has been no improvement to my shoulder and left arm. 1. What could be the cause ? Is it damage to SAN or Long Thoracic Nerve ? 2.
1776001 tn?1315065510 They tore, stretched and pulled my ligaments and tendons, tore out sutures and anchors, and I have multiple nerves in and around my shoulder that were really stretched out. I was told that it was a waiting game and that there was no way to tell when or if my nerves would improve. It has been over a year since the injury, two surgeries, 10 months of physical therapy and I still get nerve pain.
Avatar f tn I read online that radical neck dissection has the added risk of damage to Long Thoracic Nerve and Spinal Accessory Nerve which in turn may cause winged scapula and shoulder dysfunction. However, when I consulted my operating surgeon, he confirmed that none of the above nerves have been damaged during surgery. Even after 6 weeks of physiotherapy, there has been no improvement to my shoulder and left arm. 1. What could be the cause ? Is it damage to SAN or Long Thoracic Nerve ? 2.
365545 tn?1268512537 He was first diagnosed with tendonitis,then carpel tunnel,now they say it is nerve damage in the shoulder area.He is going through therapy which is making it worse.he is in constant pain and gets little sleep because of it.He works in a factory with press machines and he said he thinks its from tightening bolts.Does anyone now what this is and what kind of doctor he should be going to?
Avatar f tn ve been back and forth to emerges throughout the year as I have been compensating the pain in my shoulder to my back, and have had many different diagnosis for this, as well as pain medication that does not help. Thanks for your help guys, much appreciated.
Avatar m tn I would suggest with neck and shoulder pain that you probably need an MRI scan to see if there's pressure on the nerve or something. A more complete evaluation may open up other treatment options for you.
Avatar m tn You are able to shake it around and get the circulation to return to the area but if the nerve gets pinched off too long or remains pinched it blocks the circulation from being able to return and you have the numbness and pain, and can have nerve damage as a result. Continue to try to move it around, and roll and stretch your neck maybe you can eventually stretch the areas enough to unpinch the nerve.
Avatar f tn I had ACDF with plating c5-6, 6-7 done 7-25-08, I want to know if it is normal to have pain in in my lower neck, shoulder and between my shoulder blades ~{ like the pain is in the T-1-2 area now }. If I tense up at all it hurts. Today 8-28-08, my right hand has started to tingle and go to sleep if I have my hand over my head. I am just woundering if this is normal post op type things or should I contact my surgeon?? Thank you for your time.
Avatar n tn i been told that i have nerve damage in my neck and shoulder blades and i was wondering if this is a symptom of hiv? the last time i was sexually active was in 2001 and i've had tests done for hiv and they have come back negitive they were done at a drop in center run by the gvna and i also experience tingiling in my hands and i've lost weight within a 1 week or so period i went from 196 to 190 down to 188 is this a sign of hiv?.