Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
184 Doctors are Online

Taking z pack for bronchitis. Feeling weakness in forearm and pain in shoulder blade. Cause?

Nov 2013
User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

Practicing since : 1994
Answered : 5293 Questions
I have left shoulder blade pain and weakness in left forearm and hand. I have also had bronchitis for about 1 month. Took one round of a Z back. Bronchitis seemed to go away but has come back. I am coughing up thick XXXXXXX phelgm that is XXXXXXX in my chest. I have degenerative disc changes in C5/C6 and usually have neck and shoulder pain so I wonder if it is related or something else. I have a history of social smoking, but I am not a regular smoker. Any thoughts?
Posted Wed, 27 Mar 2013 in Lung and Chest disorders
Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar 20 minutes later

Thank you for posting your query.

Your chest and cervical spine symptoms are probably not related.

Chest symptoms are suggestive of an infection, probably a bacterial infection. You may require another course of antibiotics for complete relief from symptoms.

Cervical spine probelms are due to bulging of discs and compression of the cervical nerves. This can lead to neck pain, pain & tingling in arms, weakness or numbness of arms, etc.

Physical therapy along with medications such as pregabalin may be useful for this.

I hope it helps. Please get back if you have any more queries.

Wishing you good health,
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Topics

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask a Pulmonologist

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor