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Severe shoulder pain. Applying heat and muscle relaxers. Difference in bone density noted in the x-ray. Please explain?

i have severe shoulder pain. I am 46 years old. It has hurt for about a week and over the past two days it has become realllly painful. I am applying heat and have muscle relaxers. I went to the dr and they did an xray . they just called to refer me to an orthopedic dr because of a boney density spotted on the xray. what does that mean??
Asked On : Sun, 31 Mar 2013
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it may be a case of an etra cervical rib which is causing nerve compression resulting into shoulder pain and may lead thoracic outlet syndrome. its better to consult an orthopedics as soon s possible and to not to apply heat or compression.
Answered: Sat, 13 Jul 2013
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