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I have been suffering from left side neck pain for the past 4 years

hi, i have been suffering from left side neck pain for the past 4 years which pains persistent. on touching the left side of neck i can feel lumb which is not on the right side. sometimes its also pains near the shoulder but not regular, i feel as if something crawling and in the shoulder/ neck region..i also feel pain in the left side of my chest , on strecthicng left hand i feel pain and heaviness right from chest till palm..sometimes it even leads to numbness in leg but my life is primary effected by this pain in neck and shoulder.i already visited several doctors some say it s muscle problem while some say it could be a nerve. i am jsut 29 and dont know how got this problem..one dr told me that it could be problem in the left side of chest which causing pain in the neck region and not allowing blood to circulate properly. there was no injury or any accident. when it pains it makes me depressed and my memory also effects due to this and am not able to concentrate..i already consulted several dr, i am not suffering from cervical either.. one dr advised me to take neucobal od for 6 weeks which i am yet to start taking..prior to this i visited physio/chiropratic who gave me myril which did not help. plz suggest what kind of pain is this and is it sage to take neucobal od for this prob,,how can i get rid of this prob as it makes me depressed and i have lost all hole pf getting well. also, when i touch area near my left armpit i feel tightness and swollen which i dont see in right side. i also hear popping sound when i rotate my left shoulder or move my neck toward right.plz help me !
Asked On : Thu, 11 Aug 2011
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
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The description you gave could fit in brachial plexus compression with probable thoracic outlet obstruction picture. Do you also have weakness of the left arm and hand. You could be having a sharp muscle edge of one of the muscles in your neck which can rub on the nerves and cause this problem. You should consult a Neurologist and do a Nerve Conduction Study as recommended to confirm nerve irritation and compression. There are lot of surgical approaches which can be done once you get confirmation with MRI Scan. Your Neurologist will be able to make the diagnosis best with MRI in hand as well. Avoid turning your neck much to right side for now. Avoid bending head forwards much as well as that can exacerbate the problem. Eat healthy, drink enough water, no smoking. Exercise daily. Contact your Neurologist or Neurosurgeon and get the problem solved.
Answered: Mon, 15 Aug 2011
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DEAR YOU HAVE LOCAL SYMPTOMS LIKE HEAVINESS, POPPING, LOCAL FEELING LIKE LUMP ETC. YOUR DOCTORS MUST HAVE DONE XRAYS . IF THEY ARE NIL THEN HAVE U UNDERGONE SUPER SPECIALTY? HAVE U DONE MRI CT ? IF NOT THEN GO FOR THAT. I THINK UR DOCS MUST HAVE DONE IT, IF THEY ARE NORMAL THEN GO FOR NEUCOBAL.....THATS SAFE AND WILL GIVE RESULT IF U LACK VITAMINS. IF SO THEN DNT WORRY AS UR DIAGNOSIS IS CLEAR.
IF YOU DNT GET RELIEF WITH COBAL, THEN TRY SUPER SPECIALIST LIKE SURGEON OR ENT, THERE ARE FEW GENIUS DOCTORS WHO CAN DIAGNOSE THE MUCH CONFUSED CASE !!! DNT LOOSE HOPE.
THANK U.
Answered: Thu, 11 Aug 2011
General & Family Physician Dr. Phaneendra's  Response
Dear ,
Regarding the Neck Pain , My Impession is that we are unnecessarily jumping into conclusions, without giving due importance to normal usuala sprains , which are the commonest causes. If you can apply daily Hot fomentation at the site of your problem and ain the neck region , You Might get good releif and afew commomn pain killers , mainly " Diazepam " , will work . It is a muscle relaxant than a Tranquiliser. Try 5 mg , b.i.d. and local application of any relxant.
Answered: Tue, 16 Aug 2011
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