Neck and shoulder pain numbness in arm

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Avatar n tn Hello I had a neck fusion at c5/c6 about 3 years ago and now I have neck pain, shoulder to shoulder pain, and pain through my left arm, tingling and some numbness 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?
Avatar f tn 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 pain in my shoulder, neck arm and 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.
Avatar m tn Neck and shoulder pain are kind of related. I have herniated discs in my neck and I get shoulder pain 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.
Avatar m tn 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? To ease the pain where it is tolerable, I must take 1000mg of ibuprofen.
Avatar m tn 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 neck, shoulder and arm pain 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?
Avatar f tn If I don't, and end up sleeping on it wrong I wake with intense pain and can barely move my shoulder or neck. 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.
Avatar n tn I am still in extreme pain at work and at home and cannot perform daily tasks or chores. Pain is constant and it is a numbness, burning, irritating pain. 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.
Avatar n tn I was in a car accident about 4 years ago and my left shoulder and arm 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.
Avatar f tn 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 and pain in my neck (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.
Avatar f tn Since being assaulted by a resident in a care home that I work at I have experienced onging and increasing pain in my shoulder, stiffness in my neck, pain in my arm and numbness 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.
Avatar f tn 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 pain in my shoulder and shoulder blade area, under arm and arm 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.
Avatar n tn This was because of many undiagnosed symptoms, mostly in his left arm. He has been experiencing numbness, tingling and pain in his arm 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.
Avatar f tn 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. When lying on my right side, it will be numb and cause pain.
Avatar f tn I found your post when I was looking for any posts about shoulder and arm pain. I've had horrible, horrible pain in my left shoulder and arm 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.
Avatar f tn For about three weeks now, I have had a lot of pain in my shoulder. This pain 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.
Avatar n tn So u could have a pinched nerve in ur neck my husband had his vertebrae fused in two places and it took away the unbearable pain and numbness in his shoulder and arm
Avatar n tn 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).
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn i have very bad neck and shoulder wit alot ofpain in bicept with some numbness going down the arm any idea
Avatar n tn After many time since 1984 hurting my neck down the left shoulder and arm to numbness in the finger in my left hand, I finally went to have an MRI last June.
Avatar f tn I only recently got into pain management after a double cervical fusion left me in pain. My pain is in my left side as well. Do you have shoulder blade pain 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.
Avatar f tn I feel like I'm getting the run around. The neck pain I have lived with for years but the shoulder and gripping pain in my upper arm 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.
Avatar m tn As time went on, I kept getting more and more pain and right arm started to feel cold. Then my pinky and ring finger started to go numb. They sent me to a doctor but they just thought it was pulled strained muscles etc. When it is rested it is fine, more I use my right arm, my right shoulder muscles start to get tired and sore fast, then it starts to shoot down my right arm, then my pinky and ring finger start to go numb. This has been going on for years and not going away.
Avatar n tn 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 pain on my neck and shoulder is getting worse. Sometimes the pain 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.
Avatar m tn It sounds like what you're describing is soft tissue injuries in neck, which can become worse over time and lead to pain in your back, shoulder and arm. Given the severity of your pain and 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.
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Avatar f tn I have had pain in my neck right shoulder and arm with weakness and numbness and 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.